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Le Duc Fine Food Chooses Aptean Food & Beverage ERP for Modernization, Quality and Efficiency

Le Duc Fine Food Chooses Aptean Food & Beverage ERP for Modernization, Quality and Efficiency

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Le Duc Fine Food Chooses Aptean Food & Beverage ERP for Modernization, Quality and Efficiency

May 27, 2021

Le Duc Fine Food is a family-owned Dutch business that focuses on producing vegetarian snacks for consumers all over the world. With its extensive range, Le Duc is an important player in the vegetarian market and is poised to continue to grow in the future.

As part of its ambitious plan for success, the business identified a need for a modern ERP platform. The process began by searching for a suitable partner with the right software system, and after an evaluation and selection process, Le Duc decided on Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Foodware Edition.

Le Duc had long felt the need to modernize.

"If you continue to grow as a company, and your software system doesn’t grow with you, you identify more and more needs that aren’t being met,” says Coen Slurink, business controller at Le Duc. “Our current methods were labor-intensive, but there were plenty of automation possibilities on the market that could optimize our processes. Especially now that we are seeing strong growth, IT optimization became a prerequisite."

A few years ago, the organization lacked the internal capacity to tackle such a large implementation project, but now Le Duc is now more than ready for the job.

"That was the main reason to really go for it now, because we are currently well equipped," says Slurink.

There were several reasons that Le Duc chose Aptean Food & Beverage ERP Foodware Edition over any other platform. First, the solution is designed specifically for food and beverage manufacturers and rich with industry-specific functionalities. Le Duc also reached out to current Aptean customers to understand their challenges and how the system helps them succeed.

"We spoke with a number of client references, and they all indicated that they’ve had positive experiences with the system,” says Slurink. “In addition, we had already worked with various Aptean consultants in the preliminary phase. It became clear that Aptean really understood our story and that they could help us accomplish what we want to do.”

"It became clear that Aptean really understood our story and that they could help us accomplish what we want to do."

Coen SlurnikLe Duc Fine FoodBusiness Controller

Le Duc has a clear roadmap for the future. With the vegetarian and vegan food sector on the rise, Le Duc wants to capitalize on emerging opportunities and continue to play an important role in the market going forward.

In addition to maintaining sales and client relationships in the foodservice industry, the company also wants to expand its efforts in marketing to retail channels. That will require a continuing commitment to quality and efficient production, and Aptean Food & Beverage ERP will facilitate that now and in the future.

"Where we can automate, we want to automate,” says Slurnik. “As we grow more, that can only benefit us.”

"We look forward to helping Le Duc run the organization more efficiently and contribute to the intended expansion," adds Aptean’s Roel de Brujin.

Read other Aptean customer success stories or contact us today to learn more about what our purpose-built solutions can do for your food and beverage business.

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Left: Coen Slurink, Le Duc Fine Food; Right: Roel de Bruijn, Aptean.

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