Cargotec's HR Consolidation with SAP SuccessFactors

Learn about Cargotec's transition to a unified HR system with SAP SuccessFactors, merging over 140 local systems into one efficient solution.

Cargotec Corporation is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions, with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Cargotec’s global network offers extensive services to ensure continuous, reliable, and sustainable performance that meets customer needs.


Cargotec conducts business in three areas—Kalmar, Hiab, and MacGregor—but wanted a single, consolidated view of all employees, replacing its 140 local HR systems. It wanted to increase cost efficiency, drive synergies between businesses, and obtain an integrated view of its global workforce and organization.


With SAP SuccessFactors solutions, Cargotec has gained new HR insights that are helping improve performance.

Effective People implemented SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals, and SAP SuccessFactors Compensation solutions. This allowed Cargotec to have one global template of core HR data for 51 countries with few localization adjustments.

Additionally, Effective People has helped the organization using our proven methodologies for rapid deployment, implementation, and change management.


Cargotec estimates it has saved over €2m (approx. $1.9M) since rolling out its cloud HR service to serve its 11,000 employees. In addition, together with Effective People, Cargotec won an SAP Gold Quality award for the project.

  • Simplified HR processes and improved control over the performance management processes

  • 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 much larger pool of talent.”
Heini Kämi Director of Human Resources Road Maps, Processes, and Tools at Cargotec

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