One system for the entire shop floor
FLS production planning under one roof with GRP
Company succession is an issue that concerns many founders. Because at some point there comes a day when you have to say goodbye and this is often a challenge. Dr. Hanns Jürgen Hüttner has also dealt with the situation for some time. In 1979 he founded the company FLS FertigungsLeitSysteme in Aachen. Since then, FLS has successfully established itself as an expert for production planning and control. Today, a good 37 years later, he can look forward to a successful future for the company – because the neighbouring and friendly company GRP GmbH & Co. KG has now taken over the FEKOR production planning system created by FLS. “I am glad that we can look to the future together,” says Hüttner.
GRP specializes in production data acquisition (PDA), MES and comprehensive process management in the manufacturing industry. The products of GRP and FLS complement each other perfectly. “My father, Manfred Keuters, took over GRP in 2010 – at that time GRP and FLS had been working together for more than 25 years, there were common interfaces and the cooperation produced a number of common customers,” Janina Keuters describes. She will act as Managing Director of FLS in the future, while Manfred Keuters will remain Managing Director of GRP. “Of course, we are leading both companies hand in hand and will continue to be accompanied by Dr. Hanns Jürgen Hüttner in the future – we are very pleased that he will remain loyal to us as senior management consultant for some time to come,” emphasize the two Keuters.
The merger of the two companies will strengthen the expertise of the entire group of companies. The FLS and GRP systems will increasingly represent a joint industrial platform in the future. The brands FLS FertigungsLeitSysteme and FEKOR will remain unchanged and will be sold in the separate company FLS GmbH & Co. KG will be continued. Contracts, contacts and employees will remain, “we will continue to be the reliable service provider for our customers”, is the motto of the trio.