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Controlled material master data using 4PEP Material Master Management

GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH is a company of the GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, one of the world’s leading suppliers of process components for liquid processing in the food and beverage industry as well as for the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and cosmetics industry. The product portfolio includes valve technology for all hygiene standards as well as hygienic pumps and cleaning technology. GEA Tuchenhagen uses 4PEP Material Master Management on a central SAP platform in order to bring products to the market in a flexible and fast manner.

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Customer Quote

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4PEP Material Master Management allowed us to standardize our processes, to increase data quality and to eliminate redundancy of material master data. Furthermore, we were able to considerably reduce the time and effort needed for the data maintenance in the different areas of responsibility.”

Stefan Hackert, Engineering Data & Tools Management, GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH


  • name: GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH
  • headquarters: Buechen
  • industry: Machinery and Plant Engineering
  • products: valves, pumps and cleaning technology
  • revenue: 5.165 m. EUR (Group 2023)
  • employees: 18 236 (Group 2023)

Initial situation and challenge

  • long and uncontrolled runtime
  • system discontinuity between AGILE PLM and SAP
  • master data management without a fixed order
  • master data management not process controlled
  • master data management with heterogeneous processes


  • implementation of an interface between AGILE PLM and 4PEP
  • process route generation (automatic process control)
  • simple template handling for the material master maintenance
  • standardized application for all plants that are managed with SAP
  • optimization of master data for global structures

Customer benefits

  • reduced lead times
  • increased master data quality
  • gained complete transparency of all ongoing master data processes
  • faster master data processes through transparent information and push principle

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