Standerton Mills Selects ERPNext to Drive Growth

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Standerton, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa – ERPNext was selected by Standerton Mills , one of South Africa’s leading textiles manufacturer of reinforcement fabrics and yarns for the tyre & rubber industry, household textiles including toweling, industrial yarns and fabrics, fabrics and twines for the agricultural markets and reinforcement fabrics and yarns for civil engineering and construction applications.

ERPNext was implemented at their manufacturing and distribution center in Standerton by cloudERP over a period of six months. The textiles manufacturer has been live on ERPNext since 01 March 2018. Prior to this, Standerton Mills was using Pastel, MS EXCEL and IBM’s AS/400 to manage their business operations.

Through their leadership, Standerton Mills management was able to pinpoint the top open source manufacturing ERP solution, ERPNext, which is all-in-one software with full functionality which includes manufacturing that allows for mass customization. This meant they could bend technology around their current business problem, rather than changing the way their business functioned in order to fit the limitations of the software.

Standerton Mills selected cloudERP as its ERP provider and is now using ERPNext to help gain insight into business performance, manage its production and support its warehouse processes.

Before beginning its search for a new ERP, Standerton Mills knew it needed a cloud based ERP system that would allow its 430 employees to access and interact with the same data across all departments. The textiles manufacturer wanted to ensure that it would be able to measure and monitor the health of its business in real-time and create accurate sales and production forecasts, plus manage the financials in one single, reliable, real time and integrated system. ERPNext’s highly extensible functionality has given Standerton Mills the insight, visibility and control it needs to make its processes more efficient and effective.

Standerton Mills had demanding requirements for complex integration to hardware that included scale heads, custom bar code printing, QR code printing, and hand-held scanners. cloudERP was called on to develop bespoke apps to meet those requirements. The team of ERP professionals and developers at cloudERP developed and configured the software for Standerton Mills’s unique requirements. Standerton Mills now makes use of very low-cost consumer technology (inexpensive Android smart phones) to scan finished products as they come off the production machinery. Factory workers access ERPNext on their Android phones (via the Android Mobile Apps developed by cloudERP), and for very little money, make use of a scanning device that inputs information directly into ERPNext. They use the same Android phones to scan products as they get dispatched to customers around South Africa and to as far away destinations as Canada and the United States.

These customizations have helped Standerton Mills continue to lead the industry in fabrics and yarns manufacturing as the company is able to get more real-time and accurate information on production output and movements throughout their warehouses. Standerton Mills saw the opportunity to take advantage of the flexibility of a browser-based cloud ERP system coupled with lightweight, inexpensive consumer mobile devices to create a simple yet powerful solution.

About cloudERP:

cloudERP exclusively implements and provide support for ERPNext, the best open source ERP software that was acknowledged by Gartner in October 2018 in their ERP Pacesetters quadrant, making ERPNext one of the top products globally. cloudERP’s experienced experts provide strategy, best practice, architecture design, implementation and optimization to help minimize project risks and ensure success with enterprise’s investment in ERPNext. They design and develop bespoke ERPNext apps to assist with reducing administrative tasks, improving efficiencies, streamlining processes and achieving integrated data with resulting significant cost savings.

About Standerton Mills:

Standerton Mills is a leader in developing quality products for the textiles industries and is one of the highest quality manufacturers and suppliers of fabrics and yarns geared towards the tyre & rubber industry, household textiles, civil engineering, agriculture and construction.


  • Standerton Mills.

  • Kobus de Beer, Accountant


  • Tel : 017 712 2315

  • Fax : 017 712 5804

  • Company info:

    Standerton Mills.

  • Eestablished in 1947

  • Corporate headquarters: Steyn Street, Industrial Area, Standerton, South Africa

  • Website:www.

  • Employees: 430


  • Pat, Project Manager

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