E.A. Smith, who run the Bygger'n chain among other brands, have entered into a comprehensive agreement with Columbus for the development and delivery of new e-commerce solutions to strengthen and secure the business.
"We've looked at many different solutions and challenged the consulting world on how we can secure the best future of our business. In the end, we chose Columbus and their architecture based on Commercetools and Censhare PIM. The flexibility and possibilities for integrations with our ever-expanding software were absolutely crucial.
The fact that Columbus has expertise in this field and at the same time understands our ERP solution Infor M3 makes them an ideal partner for both Bygger'n and Smith Stål when market-leading e-commerce technology is to be developed.
It's been a while since we decided on Commercetools, and as the solution has just been defined as an industry leader, this gives us confirmation that we're on the right track," said Arne Reinertsen, President of E.A. Smith.
A glimpse into the solution developed for Bygger'n.
"E.A. Smith are a clear and ambitious partner, who also challenges and develops our skills. It's exciting to work with a tech-savvy management team that knows what they want and understands how important great UX is. We therefore have the confidence that we can lift their concept into the future with our solutions and expertise.
With our 200 e-commerce experts, we're investing heavily in being the leading provider of the cloud platform of the future for e-commerce. We're proud to be the first in Norway with our commitment to the ground-breaking Commerctools platform.
The fact that E.A. Smith chooses Columbus for this project is a confirmation that we are the leading supplier in the field. We've delivered a pre-project to E.A. Smith and understand the direction we are going, and we're now eager to get started", says Erling Schjetne, General Manager of Columbus Norway.
E.A. Smith AS (EAS) is one of the country's leading players in building materials, systems, timber, steel, and reinforcement through the Bygger'n chain, Smith Stål, LSE and HIBA HUS.
EAS was established in Trondheim in 1869 and is now located in 60 locations throughout Norway. EAS is run by over 800 talented and committed employees with a turnover of approximately NOK 3.3 billion.
Columbus is an international IT consulting company in Cloud ERP, E-commerce, CRM and BI. The company has approximately 2,000 employees in more than 15 countries and sales of approximately SEK 2.7 billion.
In Norway, the company consists of approximately 150 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 300 million.