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REHAU Polymers (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (REHAU China), the first go-live and reference customer of SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the Greater China region, has been working closely with SAP in recent years. Earlier this year, REHAU China stood out of 195 submissions and was recognized as the Business Innovator Champion at SAP Innovation Awards 2022, exemplifying the power of co-innovation behind a successful intelligent transformation.

From Cloud Adoption, Intelligent Innovation to Innovation & Globalization Expansion, REHAU China’s innovative spirit, passion and practices have yielded amazing outcomes in close collaboration with SAP.

Cloud Adoption

From 2017 to 2019, REHAU China successfully adopted SAP S/4HANA Cloud with localization and two-tier ERP solutions as the digital core to support its digital transformation, laying a solid foundation for its further intelligent innovation.

Intelligent Innovation
In this phase, REHAU China continued to explore innovative scenarios and technologies (e.g. Intelligent RPA, Machine Learning and Intelligent Sales Order Creation), while stepping up collaboration with more teams in SAP Labs China. By integrating intelligent capabilities and real time services into existing business processes, REHAU made a huge leap in its transformation journey.

Innovation & Globalization Expansion
The journey of intelligent transformation never stops. From 2021, REHAU China has been expanding its intelligent transformation journey to more countries in Asia under their "Cloud Asia Until 2025" plan, expecting to unlock great business value and long-term growth with SAP's latest intelligent technologies, products, and solutions.

SAP Labs China Teams’ Visit to REHAU China Onsite Workshop between REHAU & SAP Teams

“By integrating S/4HANA Cloud, ECC on-premise in head office, MES, WMS and Hybris, we realize truly two-tier ERP in REHAU China. This milestone is the first and most significant step in our global cloud program and it opens the way for success in other countries. The Localization in different countries on S/4HANA Cloud helps us tackle variable legal and operational challenges, consolidating our confidence in solution roll-out into APA and Indian.”

                                                                                - Mr. Chengbo Yu, REHAU CHINA and APA CIO

The current results and award are not the end, but a new start for the next steps. REHAU China and SAP Labs China will focus on creating more business values with AI-based scenarios in the future. And we look forward to seeing more exciting customer innovation cases emerge continuously from more SAP customers!

Founded in 1948, REHAU Group is a world-leading supplier of polymer-based products with more than 20,000 employees across 54 countries/regions. REHAU China, the Chinese branch of REHAU Group, develops innovative polymer-based solutions that enable quality, efficiency, and sustainability in homes, on the road, and elsewhere.

REHUA is the first go-live and reference customer of SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the Greater China region. In close collaboration with different teams of SAP Labs China regarding to cloud adoption, digital transformation and intelligent innovation, REHAU China has been exploring innovative scenarios and technologies. Based on continuous innovation and collaboration, REHUA has built a simple, efficient, and localized SAP S/4HANA as future backbone and integrated real-time intelligent management platform, providing transparency and synergies in the core business as well as in the new business to further optimize its business processes, fully promote real-time lean production, and significantly enhance management and business performance across the company.

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