With subsidiaries all over the world, ASICS wanted to standardize and make its treasury operations more efficient. To optimize its treasury function, ASICS Europe (AEB) decided to implement the SAP Treasury and Risk Management module in 2017. With this came the decision to set up a new company code to separate ASICS Europe’s treasury activities from its commercial activities. Apart from the pros, it raised new challenges too.
Switzerland’s Swiss Re is the world’s second largest provider of reinsurance and insurance-related risk products. Traditionally the company insures events that can lead to huge losses, such as natural disasters. Two years ago, this reinsurer decided to further strengthen its payment processes.
Dutch company AkzoNobel is known worldwide for its coatings and specialty chemicals for both industry and consumers. As part of a new strategy to accelerate growth and value creation, the multinational decided to spin off its chemicals division. The challenge was to do this in just eight months. How did AkzoNobel’s treasury manage to split its activities into two?
In the summer of 2015, Johnson Controls International (JCI) announced that it would divest its Automotive Division via a spin off in a new publicly listed company: Adient. Shortly thereafter, JCI announced a merger with Tyco, a fire protection & security company. What was the impact of these strategic transactions on the treasury activities of the company?
As a maritime multinational, Boskalis is involved in large scale projects all over the world. Due to the complexity of these projects, the Treasury department has a strategic role within the company and is a role model for other multinationals.