GK SOFTWARE AG Gains New Customer in Austria - MPREIS Opts for GK/Retail Store Software
The Austrian food retail company MPREIS selected the solutions provided by GK SOFTWARE AG in order to reequip its store IT services. MPREIS focuses on innovative and comprehensive store concepts and concentrates on organic products and regional foods. GK SOFTWARE AG's continued success in gaining international retailers demonstrates the successful implementation of its internationalization concept with the announcement of the fourth project during the past 18 months.
MPREIS selected a broad range of solutions provided within the GK/Retail suite, including relocating the store servers at its 182 supermarkets to GK's Enterprise Lean Store Server at its corporate headquarters.
The MPREIS group of companies, headquartered in Völs in the state of Tyrol, has business operations at 182 supermarkets in Austria and Northern Italy. MPREIS distinguishes itself from its competitors by providing a comprehensive range of organic products and local foods from the Alpine region. MPREIS has been awarded several architectural prizes for the innovative design of its supermarkets. Sales at the MPREIS group of companies, which also has its own bakery, meat preparation and sausage production facilities, amounted to EUR 570 million in 2009. The group employs 4,700 members of staff, so making it the fifth largest food retailer in Austria.
GK Software AG
GK SOFTWARE AG is one of the leading technology developers and providers of standard software for the retail sector in Europe and has an extensive range of products for stores and enterprise headquarters. As a result of its open software solutions in the GK/Retail Suite, which can be used with any platform and is fully programmed in Java, the company has established itself on the market as a leading provider of technology and innovations. The software provides ideal business organization for retail companies with many stores and therefore offers significant potential for cost savings and customer loyalty programs so that companies can increase their competitiveness.
The company employs 277 members of staff (figures for 31 September 2009) at company headquarters in Schöneck and four other business locations in Berlin, St. Ingbert, Plzen (CZ) and Basel/Riehen (CH). GK SOFTWARE AG can list wellknown German and foreign retail companies among its customers, including Galeria Kaufhof, Parfümerie Douglas, Coop (Switzerland), EDEKA Hannover-Minden, Hornbach, JYSK Nordic, Lidl, Netto Marken- Discount and Tchibo. The software is currently being used in 26 countries at 68,000 POS units in more than 18,000 stores in Germany and abroad.
The company has grown rapidly during the past few years and its sales revenues totalled EUR 15.0 million in 2008. GK SOFTWARE AG achieved EBIT of EUR 2.8 million (EBIT margin of 18.5% on total operating revenue). The two founders and Management Board members, Rainer Gläß (CEO) und Stephan Kronmüller (CTO), in conjunction with the Management Board members Ronald Scholz (COO) and André Hergert (CFO), have made GK SOFTWARE AG a profitable company with strong growth since 1990.
Further information about the company: www.gk-software.de.