Safe Food Production

Südzucker AG is introducing a modern system for time and operating data management and access controls in all countries which will be operated with one medium: the LEGIC advant corporate ID. It will also be used for payment functions at coffee machines.

Company control through the SAP system
Südzucker uses an SAP system to control the company. For other applications, the company searched for an international manufacturer, who can offer global support for maintenance and support and has a certified interface to SAP-HCM. The ultimate decision was in favour of Kaba. “Kaba was the only company which could offer everything from a single source,” explains Frank Trinks, the project manager at Südzucker. “In addition, Kaba products are backward-compatible and a safe investment.” The appealing B-web 93 40 time management terminal impressed because it is easy to operate, adapt and install. The management procedure was also evaluated. Here biometrics faced RFID. As Südzucker also wanted to use payment functions, the latest and secure RFID technology of LEGIC advant was selected in the end.

Extensive security concept developed
The time and operating data management was introduced at the two sites of Mannheim and Zeitz in the first instance. The access controls then followed. Initially, the entire area was secured with a fence and secured
entrances to the premises. Isolating devices, such as turnstiles and rotating barriers ensure this. Certain employees and suppliers are also permitted to drive onto the premises. The driver and vehicle are safely identified over large distances using a far-range solution. Entry to the buildings and sensitive internal areas are secured with online readers. Kaba exos is used to manage authorisations. A time-dependent authorisation profile is allocated to each employee, depending on which areas he or she may enter. The rights are saved to the employee ID. This guarantees security and defines exactly for whom, when and why access is granted. The whole thing works faultlessly and the employees are enjoying the new user friendliness.

Benefits for the end-user:

  • A standardised system for all sites
  • Only one group ID for all functions
  • Optimal integration into the SAP system
  • Certification in accordance with IFS Food V6

“We now have a modern time management system, which reports data seamlessly to the managing SAP system. Our access system provides the necessary security and was the basis for the IFS 6 certification. We only have a single medium for a wide range of purposes. This was well-received among our employees. The solution is working faultlessly.”
Frank Trinks
Project Manager at Südzucker