SANTIAGO DE CHILE, March 28, 2023 — Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, and Cristalerías Toro, a family-owned Chilean company with 70 years in glass container manufacturing, today announced a collaboration to migrate the glass maker’s mission-critical applications to Microsoft Azure cloud. Kyndryl and Microsoft's strategic partnership helped Cristalerías Toro accelerate its transformation strategy and enables the company to provide better services and products to customers.
In recent years, companies in the food and beverage sector increased their focus on glass packaging as consumers are becoming more concerned with health and environmental issues. Glass is recyclable and environmentally friendly and used to preserve food service purity, taste, and flavor. With the higher demand, glass packaging manufacturers must follow specific industry practices to improve their capacity to maintain sterility, chemical inertia, and resistance of their glass products.
To improve business response times, meet market demand and improve IT infrastructure and security, Cristalerías Toro selected Kyndryl to migrate its on-premises systems to Microsoft Azure. Kyndryl Consult experts engaged in an assessment to identify the public cloud that is best suited to modernize Cristalerías Toro’s IT infrastructure and accelerate its digital transformation journey.
The migration planned by Kyndryl and Cristalerías Toro's technology and cybersecurity department was deployed in different stages, starting with the web portals and procurement services, followed by human resource systems, until finally migrating the ERP systems. As a result, the manufacturing company achieved a reduction in processing time by up to 60% for some critical processes, which means more availability of these applications. The cloud migration enabled the adoption of Azure DevOps, which optimized infrastructure management for the manufacturer's application development team.
“Moving to the cloud is key to accelerating our business growth. Technology is an enabler that has allowed us to integrate into our work all kinds of tools to advance Cristalerías Toro's connectivity,” said Alvaro Helle, Administration and Finance Manager of Cristalerías Toro. “Kyndryl has been key in helping manage our digital transformation and enable more efficient and secure processes, and faster response to IT users, along with our technology and cybersecurity department.”
Kyndryl has also provided digital consulting services to identify industry challenges, map opportunities for processes automation, and create a digital transformation roadmap.
“Digital transformation is changing business dynamics for organizations across all industries,” said Ariel Sclippa, Managing Director of Kyndryl Chile. “By entrusting Kyndryl with this transformation, Cristalerías Toro is able to tap into the value of our strategic partnership with Microsoft and reap benefits from the cloud, in addition to laying out a clear path to modernize its operations with digital technologies.”
"The acceleration of digitization in companies shows how technology today allows more to be done with less, and the cloud becomes an essential tool to increase production and optimize processes in a secure environment. Cristalerías Toro is a living example of this transformation. As a recognized family-owned company and a protagonist in glassware manufacturing, they invest in technology to continue growing, innovating and rethinking the future of their sector. With Microsoft Azure, the company has immediate access to information and enriched transactional data, which allows them to make faster decisions and deliver better customer experiences," said Rodrigo Ready, director for small and medium-sized businesses at Microsoft Chile and Argentina.
About Cristalerías Toro
Cristalerías Toro is a Chilean family company, with 70 years of experience in the production of glass containers. Cristalerías Toro has a glass recycling plant, a silicon mine, as well as the Lebu-Toro wind farm, which allows important synergies to be generated between the different companies of the holding company with a vision of circular economy. The company currently supplies national and foreign clients, with their philosophy of creating and maintaining a warm and close relationship with all clients. For more information, visit cristoro.cl.
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. For more information, visit kyndryl.com.
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