intergator Case Study – Reifenhäuser Group

Enterprise Search at Reifenhäuser Group to address issues of massive data growth


Customer opinion

„Due to the quick and easy integration of intergator it has become our users‘ most popular tool. Furthermore, intergator has significantly enhanced the sensitivity when storing confidential documents.“

Ralf Krüger | Head of IT | Reifenhäuser Group


Founded in 1911, the Reifenhäuser Group is now the leading provider of innovative technologies and components for plastics extrusion. The six highly specialized business units provide advanced solutions to customers around the world to produce blown films, cast films, sheets, nonwovens, monofilaments and strapping tapes of the highest quality. For the highly skilled workforce of more than 1.500 employees in various offices and business units a wide range of IT services and applications are provided to allow for an effective cooperation among them.

The Task

According to internal forecasts the group faces a tenfold increase in data from emails, reports, orders, standards, drawings etc. until the year 2020. The reliable finding of documents had already become a time-consuming issue with the existing data pool. For an optimization of the search process and for a mastering of the flood of information it became an important task to find a sustainable and future-oriented IT solution which fulfills corporate-specific requirements of the enterprise. Simultaneously, the loss of existing company know-how needed to be prevented in order to secure the company’s information base for the long term.

The Solution

After a detailed comparison of providers and a careful evaluation process of enterprise search vendors the choice was made for intergator, the universal search solution and knowledge management platform of interface projects GmbH.

Main reasons for the implementation of intergator were among others:

  • high scalability for high-speed searching
  • system-wide indexing of millions of documents in almost real time
  • the possibility of internal networking to foster collaboration and to leverage a company-wide knowledge transfer

Since the successful system integration and test phase the employees of the Reifenhäuser Group have been able to search and find all process-relevant information with intergator Enterprise Search. Until now the following systems have been integrated into the universal search solution: SAP, d.3, NetApp, OwnCloud, TOPdesk, Exchange, FOSWIKI, various databases and web sites.

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

Logo der Reifenhäuser Gruppe
Spicher Straße 46
53844 Troisdorf
Tel.: +49 2241 23510-0
E-Mail: info@reifenhauser.com

The Challenge

  • High data protection requirements
  • Challenging search syntax
  • Ease of use
  • ONE single and universal search solution across all systems
  • High requirements on reliability and scalability
  • Integration of other business units with decentralized IT

intergator solution

The complete case study of Reifenhäuser Group can be downloaded here as PDF [236 KB].