Kongsberg Automotive: continuous employee development is picking up speed

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Kongsberg Automotive is a global company with 25 international offices and over 10,000 employees worldwide. It produces components for the world’s leading automobile producers. As Industry 4.0 evolves into Industry 5.0, automation, individualized mass production, and closer integration of people and machines are becoming increasingly important. Kongsberg Automotive must ensure that all employees have the necessary skills and qualifications to meet future requirements. A scalable, modern and digital HR function is essential to support this goal.

In order to involve the employees in this change, Kongsberg Automotive decided to give them more control and thereby more responsibility over their professional development and careers. This project led to a complete redesign of the HR function.

Kongsberg Automotive selected SAP Gold Partner Mercer | Promerit to complete this project. SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite, which supports talent management and learning & development, was introduced in close cooperation between Kongsberg Automotive and the Mercer | Promerit team. All employees now also have 24/7 access to HR self-services via the mobile app on their smartphones. The project was implemented in just five months in more than 40 locations including support for 15 languages worldwide.

“Working with Mercer | Promerit was extremely positive. The implementation went seamlessly and was completed much faster than planned. ”- Marcus von Pock, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communication, Kongsberg Automotive

Today, SAP SuccessFactors EmployeeCentral is the central repository for all HR data. Now, Kongsberg Automotive has a central source of information and can quickly access the latest employee data as well as extensive reporting functions.

“Since all HR processes are integrated into a single source with the SAP SuccessFactors system, it is easier for us to create a pleasant work experience,” says von Pock. “More opportunities and greater satisfaction mean that employees are more committed and motivated to continue their professional development – exactly what we need to develop our workforce and master the path into the future.”


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