With 105 mn euro, sales numbers of the Mayer Group for 2017 are almost identical to those of the previous year. It was due to an extensive and complicated system changeover that this figure fell short of the company’s expectations. In summer 2017, a new ERP-system went into operation after several years of preparation. That led to problems in the production flow, with almost completed machines could not be delivered to the customer because parts were not available at the required time. That is why the company is dozens of machines behindhand, which definitely led to results that could have been much better. Yet, Benjamin Mayer, Managing Director of Mayer & Cie. is convinced that they have now largely put the initial difficulties behind them. “We expect to be back in calmer waters after our system changeover and to be able to slowly but surely work off our backlog of machines. Capacities are available and we are convinced that we can work more efficiently with our new system than before.” Thanks to the fact that both market situation and order numbers continue to be positive, Mayer & Cie. expects to reach its goals again in 2018.