Case study: Broekman Group
Broekman Group was a classic mainframe user for many years Although, as far as applications are concerned, the company has never felt the need to abandon mainframe technology, the transport firm saw the end of this technology approaching. They looked at a host of alternatives and eventually chose for Asysco’s AMT LION.
With Asysco’s LION technology, users of Unisys mainframes can transfer their applications to the Windows platform while retaining the robustness and excellent availability of these applications. Just as attractive is the fact that this is not done using a‘rip & replace’ approach but in a way that fully safeguards the customer’s investment.
“You could certainly call the relationship between the Broekman Group and Asysco ‘long-term’. For almost thirty years, the Rotterdam transport company has been using Asysco’s knowledge, people and software. For years now, thanks to AMT-LION, our mainframe applications have been running just as stable on Windows servers as on the old Unisys systems, while half of our mission-critical applications are maintained by Asysco employees and are still being expanded.”Wim Milder, managing director of corporate services at Broekman
The Broekman Group was founded in 1960 as Shipping Company Broekman “Motorships” N.V. and consists nowadays of a group of companies divided in several divisions: Shipping division (liner agencies, tramp vessel agencies), Logistics division (forwarding, NVOCC, logistic inland services, physical distribution and warehousing) Automotive division, (logistic services for the automotive industry), Special Products division (Project Services, Distriport, Inland Shipping) and a Corporate division.
The Broekman Group employs more than 800 employees. The group has built up an excellent prestige in shipping circles, trade and industry. In order to maintain an alert attitude to the business, supported by a fully motivated, skilled and experienced management and staff, the responsibilities and activities are delegated to specific companies.
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