SuccessStory: Cargotec

Cargotec – Elevating Operational Efficiency with SAP SuccessFactors


Cargotec Corporation, a world leader in cargo handling, has three business areas – Kalmar, Hiab, and MacGregor – but it wanted one view of all of its employees. With SAP SuccessFactors solutions, it has gained new HR insights that are helping it improve performance. GP Strategies helped realise this using our proven methodologies for rapid deployment, implementation and change management services.


  • Create one global HR platform from 140 local HR systems

  • Increase cost efficiency and drive synergies between businesses

  • Obtain an integrated view of the global workforce and organization


  • Big-bang implementation of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals, and SAP SuccessFactors Compensation solutions

  • One global template of core HR data for 51 countries, with little localization


  • Simplified HR processes and greater control over the performance management process

  • Ability to analyze and report on a wide range of HR indicators

  • Higher transparency and visibility of workforce data leading to immediate ROI

  • Time savings that increase the productivity of HR, line managers, and individual contributors

  • Less room for human error due to digitizing core HR, performance, and compensation data

 “Succession planning always existed at Cargotec, but it focused only on the top layer. Now we’ll be able to capture a larger pool of talent,”

 – Heini Kämi, director of Human Resources Road Maps, Processes and Tools at Cargotec.

About Cargotec

Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Its business areas, Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor, are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their global network is positioned close to customers, offering extensive services to ensure continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to customer needs.

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About GP Strategies

GP Strategies SuccessFactors Practice has completed more than 1000 SAP SuccessFactors projects in more than 100 countries worldwide throughout the past 18 years. Our 225 consultants are covering all major industries and provide continued operational support and maintenance for more than 125 companies. We are an SAP Gold Partner, and we have been awarded SAP Recognized Expertise in all SAP SuccessFactors areas. Entering the SAP Hall of Fame, we received the Partner Excellence Award in 2020 and 2021. Working together with our customers, we have won 13 Quality Awards in four years.  Contact us if you need guidance on how to get the most out of your SuccessFactors solution.