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Volume 13, Issue 2
Published: March 24, 2017
Oil logistics: the highest level of data exchange fidelity

Varo Energy uses iGOS Data Exchange to communicate with customers and suppliers. In 2014, Swiss-based petroleum company Varo Energy experienced a huge jump in profits after it had acquired 45% of the Bayernoil refining company along with the sales buiness of various tank storage facilities in southern Germany. To make sure that day-to-day operations ran smoothly from the first day of the takeover, Implico set up a complex network of data connections in just a few weeks. Since then, Varo has benefited from the high-data quality and speed of the order and shipping data transferred between the company’s headquarters in Cham and all of its customers and suppliers. As is often the case with takeovers, there was a real sense of urgency to get everything completed as quickly as possible. Within eight weeks, Implico had set up all the communication links in its data center that were needed to deal with the new business operations in southern Germany.

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Oil logistics: the highest level of data exchange fidelity
Varo Energy uses iGOS Data Exchange to communicate with customers and suppliers...
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Tank degassing and cleaning with encapsulator agents
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Staying ahead with digitalisation in tank storage
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Protecting a storage terminal's most valuable assets
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