Portuguese wholesale association APCMC launches industry platform

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As part of the "Speed Up" initiative, the Portuguese HVAC wholesaler association APCMC is launching its own industry platform for exchanging product master data in the three-stage distribution channel. The project is funded by the EU.

The new platform is based entirely on ITEK technology. The platform has already been put into operation, and the pilot operation will start shortly.

The adoption of a platform for exchange of product master data is a strategic movement in the Portuguese market, essentially composed by small independent companies that are facing a growing competition of the multinational DIY big distribution chains. We are now yet some steps behind in the field of digitalization of processes and in the use of the digital marketing tools. With the platform we expect to improve fast the ability of wholesalers to compete and achieve an upper level of efficiency in the supply-chain and provide better service to the customers.

We choose ITEK technology because it works well, it is robust, simple to manage it and complies with the standards of the European industry. More, ITEK have a large experience in this kind of projects  and its know-how and support were crucial for us to accomplish our goals and complete our project , even when we are not specialists in this matters. We rely on ITEK support to make the APCMC “Speed Up” initiative a successful tool for better business and more added value in the construction market."

José de Matos, General Secretary APCMC