Digital Transformation

IFCO Has Partnered with OMMAX for Driving Digital Transformation and Scaling Business Growth

IFCO, the world-leading supplier of reusable plastic containers (RPCs), has partnered with OMMAX to strategically drive the digital transformation agenda with the goal of enabling further substantial business growth.


Digitalization and tech transformation play a pivotal role in IFCO’s strategy to further scale its successful business model and to build out its leading market position. Based on IFCO’s entire suite of services along the RPC value chain IFCO has defined a program of strategic digitalization and transformation activities both from a business as well as from an IT and Tech perspective.

As part of this overall transformation agenda, OMMAX has been supporting IFCO since 2020 in its strategic IT and Tech transformation initiatives:

  • Cloud Strategy and Cloud Migration Implementation
  • Streamlining of the IT Service Management (ITSM) approach and selection of a strategic ITSM service provider
  • Development of a client-facing mobile app for IFCO’s proprietary application MyIFCO™ in China in order to drive market penetration

Patrick Klinger, Director Information Systems and Processes at IFCO: ”Due to the profound knowledge and experience in digitalization OMMAX has proven to be a ideal strategic partner for our transformation activities. Together we have been focusing on driving the IT transformation agenda with the goal to satisfy business and customer needs even better. We look forward to further working with the experts at OMMAX along this journey.”

Dr. Stefan Sambol, Partner at OMMAX:“With the strategic partnership between IFCO and OMMAX IFCO has been able to accelerate its strategic growth ambitions. The goal of our projects has always been two-fold: (1) defining the strategy for key elements of the transformation agenda and (2) leading into successful implementation phases right after. We look forward to further successfully enabling IFCO’s growth ambition with this proven approach.”

Christian Brugger, VP Data Science and Digital Strategies at OMMAX:“IFCO’s digitalization and transformation aspirations are remarkable both in terms of speed and scope. Hence, it was crucial for us to work in a true partnership approach leveraging the strong expertise within IFCO combined with the accelerating momentum and outside view of the OMMAX experts. That way we are able to fully tap into the potential of further digitalization for IFCO.”


IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, serving customers in 50+ countries. IFCO operates a pool of over 314 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used for over 1.7 billion shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, bread, and other items from suppliers to grocery retailers every year. IFCO RPCs ensure a better fresh food supply chain by protecting freshness and quality and lowering costs, food waste and environmental impact compared to single-use packaging.

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OMMAX – Digital Solutions is a digital strategy consultancy based in Europe, specializing in sustainable digital value creation while catering to an array of mid-sized companies, large enterprises and more than 50 private equity firms around the world. Composed of >150 international experts and with >700 realized digital projects in the fields of digital strategy, digital operational excellence, data science, and transaction advisory services, OMMAX is a forerunner concerning holistic data-driven strategy consulting and end-to-end execution of digital solutions.

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