Kıraça Holding A.S., founded in 1998, runs manufacturing and distribution operations in the automotive, independent-aftermarket, design-engineering, maritime, and energy sectors. The holding company’s main operating entity, Karsan, produces vehicles for several auto manufacturers in one manufacturing facility, as well as building and marketing vehicles under its own Kıraça brand. Karland, another of the group’s companies, is the largest automotive- spare-parts dealer in Turkey, and Kirpart produces engine components for major automotive companies.
The company’s Sirena Marine division was the first Turkish company to manufacture sailboats under its own brand. In addition, through the Suna & İnan Kıraç Foundation—owner of Pera Museum and the Istanbul Research Institute—Kıraça Holding is also engaged in education, culture, the arts, and healthcare.
Kıraça Holding had used Oracle E-Business Suite since 2004 in different contexts across several diverse group businesses.
“With Kıraça Holding companies having different business requirements, it was critical for us to have a flexible, single-platform solution,” said Ömer Faruk Altuntaş, information systems application specialist, Kıraça Holding A.S. “By implementing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 applications for supply chain, manufacturing, and warehouse management, we delivered the integrated platform that our professional users require. We could not have achieved our current level of manufacturing efficiency with another vendor’s solution.”
Karsan analyzed its business processes and requirements and determined that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 was a 95% fit to its complex requirements across the group. The implementation required no customization, only configuration of the mobile pages, such as for receiving goods and task completion. The solutions went live in five months, on time and within the expected budget.