Synlait is an innovative dairy processing company, founded in 2008 and based in Canterbury. The company uses state-of-the-art processing to produce a range of added value milk products for customers around the world. By 2010, only two years after the first milk was processed, Synlait had grown to revenues of $200m. With the goal of becoming a $1b. company Synlait went out to find the applications and infrastructure that would cope with its ambitious growth plans.
In 2011 after a comprehensive evaluation project for an ERP system, Synlait chose M3 from Infor. It did so primarily because of Infor’s successful track record in the food & beverage sector. Synlait next opted to host its IT infrastructure externally because of its own physically-remote processing location and the need for both a quick, ‘vanilla’ implementation and low capital costs.
Infor recommended SASIT to Synlait because of our strong record of providing managed services for several other Lawson customers and for its cloud-based services model. We, in turn, recommended an IBM Power System because this platform's long history of running the Infor M3 ERP so successfully.