Proact consolidates IAC Group storage

Proact is supplying a new IT infrastructure to car parts manufacturer IAC Group. This solution involves a new storage environment and backup solution, giving IAC the system access and flexibility demanded by their business. The agreement with IAC also involves Proact supplying local premium support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

International Automotive Components (IAC) supplies interiors to the automotive industry. With offices all over the world and operating out of Torslanda, Skara and Färgelanda, the company manufactures parts such as instrument panels and door panels to Swedish car manufacturer Volvo.

IAC works with Just-In-Time deliveries to major car manufacturers, which allows the manufacturers themselves to work with extremely small stock levels; instead, they need to receive the right products at exactly the right times from their subcontractors. This demands short setup times and high uptime in the IAC IT infrastructure.

The Proact solution for storage consolidation will give IAC a more stable storage environment, greater access to their information and more uptime.

“The goods we supply are subject to some challenging requirements, and we need outstanding accessibility as far as our systems are concerned. Before, during and after implementation, Proact’s specialists have been both creative and flexible as regards our needs and the challenges we face,” says Johan Malmberg, Head of IT at IAC Group in Sweden.

The Proact solution includes primary storage and backup storage. The solution is scalable and can be expanded easily as the company’s needs grow. The storage solution also provides simple, quick backup management by means of “SnapShots” of stored data, simply storing anything that has been changed. The contract also includes local premium support from Proact.

­“IAC is active in an extremely exciting industry in which Proact has extensive experience of assisting businesses with IT infrastructure streamlining. The demands made of IAC in terms of implementation, security, accessibility and ongoing support are stringent, and these are precisely the areas in which Proact can add value. Parts of the IT infrastructure are based on the NetApp infrastructure, which in this instance was by far the best solution to meet IAC’s needs,” says Dan Mårtensson, Regional Manager at Proact.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Ödman, CEO, Tel 46 733 56 68 11, e-mail: martin.odman@proact.eu
Peter Javestad, VP / IR, Tel 46 733 56 67 22, e-mail: peter.javestad@proact.eu
Jonas Persson, CFO, Tel 46 733 56 66 90, e-mail: jonas.persson@proact.eu

About Proact
Proact is Europe’s leading independent integrator in the fields of data storage and cloud solutions. Proact supplies business benefits by helping companies and authorities over the world to reduce risk and costs, and above all, to supply flexible, accessible and secure IT services.

Proact solutions cover all elements of data storage, including virtualisation, network functions and security, and the company has more than 3 500 successful projects behind it, along with vast information volumes which are managed at the Proact data centre.

The Proact Group has more than 660 employees and conducts business in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Proact was founded in 1994. Proact IT Group AB (publ), its Parent Company, has been listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm since 1999 under the symbol PACT.

For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.eu

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Proact is Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud services provider. By delivering flexible, accessible and secure IT solutions and services, we help companies and authorities reduce risk and costs, whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We’ve completed over 5,000 successful projects around the world, have more than 3,500 customers and currently manage in excess of 100 petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 800 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.eu

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