Centraalstaal specialises in metal forming. The company is therefore also contracted to form 3D jigsaw pieces from large steel plates. The Dutch Railways station will be constructed from concrete and around 150 steel elements, each of which in turn consist of hundreds of parts. These steel jigsaw pieces are formed at the company’s production facility in Groningen. Transition Centraalstaal was formed in 1972; the company currently forms part of the Central Industry Group, with production facilities and branches in the Netherlands (Groningen), Germany (Bremen and Stralsund) and China (Shanghai). Centraalstaal started life as a shipbuilder but nowadays, because of the changing market, it also supplies steel structures for architectural projects throughout the world. Examples of this are the Porsche Pavilion in Wolfsburg (Germany), the Infoversum in Groningen, the bridge for the Formula 1 track in Abu Dhabi and the bus station in Munich. This transition resulted in changes to its business processes. To support these processes, in 2009 the flexible ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics AX was chosen, with Pulse as partner. The construction of this innovative project was recently mentioned on the RTL news channel. View the clip here (from 7m:35s onwards).