Miller Leasing for Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
The art of brewing – including the IT leasing model
A few weeks before outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the ERP software project was sealed: Miller Leasing designed a sale-and-lease-back project financing for their new customer Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu. This allows the family-owned brewery to flexibly access services, whereas payments are made from revenues earned.
Family-run in the fourth generation
In 1877, when the first carts with barrels of beer rolled off the yard of the family-owned brewery, there were handwritten order lists. In the meantime, the fourth generation has taken the helm at Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu, and a successful brewery business is unthinkable without a customized ERP solution.
This ERP solutions is precisely what the traditional brewery incorporated into a software financing project. Miller Leasing acquired their existing solution, which the brewery can continue to use in full. Part of the agreement is a scaling-up option, allowing Alpirsbacher to flexibly call on further performance and services - including IT services that may be required for further expansion.
No long-term business success without high-performance IT - but IT infrastructure and ERP software are a capital-intensive proposition.
What is less widely known: This capital can be subsequently released, for example to gain leeway for other investment projects.
The basic idea for such a sale-and-lease-back model can be written on the famous beer coaster. In essence, a company sells existing IT assets to the leasing company. The actual implementation, however, requires a lot of know-how. "Sale-and-lease-back models require both in-depth knowledge of the IT and an understanding of the market," says Stefan Reinsch of Miller Leasing, who "co-brewed" the customized solution for Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu.
"We appreciate the really straightforward working relationship we have with Miller Leasing. And you can sense that in family-run organizations, mutual respect is a reality. Besides all digitization efforts."
Founded in 1877, the Glauner family brewery is now in its fourth generation. The brand Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu" is a household name in the region and far beyond. The independent brewery focuses on quality and respectful use of high-quality natural resources. More at
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