• Implico acquires Dutch cloud specialist Brainum. The merger brings together the innovation programs of both companies, especially in the future-looking areas of cloud and digitization.
  • At the 15th IFLEXX meeting in Bochum, the community agrees to open up and embrace cloud solutions in the future, too.
  • SAP apps “Integrated Dispatch Management” and “Service Station Overview” get distinguished as Fiori Lighthouse Scenarios by SAP.
  • New versions of SAP downstream solutions SAP S/4HANA SDM (Secondary Distribution Management) and SAP S/4HANA RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations) get released.
  • Implico receives ISMS certification in accordance with ISO 27001.
  • Tim Hoffmeister becomes CEO of Implico Group.
  • Implico supported by new board of advisors.
  • Kick-offs (select examples): SAP implementation at Migrol (CH), Data services infrastructure at FinCo Energie GmbH (DE), OpenTAS upgrade at TanQuid (DE)
  • Go-lives (select examples): Aviation IT infrastructure at DCC (DK), OpenTAS implementation at MOL (RO), Fleet card accounting at Lukoil (BE)
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo Europe (NL), International SAP Conference for Oil and Gas (IT), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), IIoT and Digital Solutions (NL), Asia Fuel Retail Conference (PH), Best Practices for Oil & Gas (US)


  • Implico integrates 88 service stations into the existing Certas Energy system landscape in France.
  • ARC 2018 study confirms Implico’s position as market leader for terminal automation systems in EMEA.
  • The 14th IFLEXX meeting brings together the leading representatives of the German petroleum industry.
  • Tim Hoffmeister joins Implico as CFO.
  • Implico Group strengthened by Hamburg based investor.
  • Digital Transformation: Implico receives Oil & Gas Award 2018.
  • EMCS 2.3 – OpenTAS is certified.
  • “Best Terminal Supplier”: Implico wins Tank Storage Award
  • Implico announces new, leaner management structure.
  • OpenTAS supports latest TechnipFMC preset load controller.
  • Implico renews status as Oracle Gold Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo Europe (NL), SAP Conference for Oil & Gas (PT), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), Asia Fuel Retail Conference (MY), IIoT and Digital Solution for Oil & Gas (NL), Best Practices for Oil & Gas (US).


  • Implico announces to set up Information Security Management System (ISMS).
  • New handheld solution is launched, enabling employees in the field to work directly with OpenTAS.
  • Implico wins International Software & Cloud Services Award.
  • PIDX International appoints Implico CEO Michael Martens to membership committee.
  • 13th IFLEXX meeting with experience reports and new developments in data communications.
  • Certas Energy, part of the Irish group DCC, moves operations for its Danish service station network to the cloud with Implico.
  • Implico launches new TCP-X-Unit to simplify data communication during oil loading.
  • New SAP S/4HANA downstream solutions for secondary distribution management, developed by Implico, are released.
  • MOL Group starts project to synchronize its primary supply processes in eleven countries with OpenTAS.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo Europe (NL), SAP Conference for Oil and Gas (PT), PRC Europe (DE), PetrolWorld Fuel Retail Conference (MY), Tank Storage Asia (SG), Best Practices for Oil & Gas (US)


  • MTV Förster goes live with SAP RFNO.
  • Implico expands the range of features in OpenTAS to include packaged products and Truck Operations Cockpit (TOC). The solution is also certified for EMCS 2.2.
  • The OpenTAS QCM quantity conversion tool is nominated for the Flow Control Innovation Award.
  • Additional Rompetrol tank terminals and the Brenntag tank terminal in Berlin go live with OpenTAS.
  • New ARC study shows: Implico remains market leader for terminal automation systems in EMEA.
  • German petroleum industry discusses the future of electronic data exchange at the 12th IFLEXX meeting.
  • At Gunvor, Implico supports the exchange of field devices during operation.
  • The new OpenTAS release 6.0 is published in December as a new technological platform.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo (BE), Tank World Expo (AE), SAP Conference for Oil and Gas (NL), UNITI Expo (DE), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), Tank Storage Asia (SG), Best Practices for Oil and Gas (US).


  • Implico wins the 2015 Asia & Myanmar Oil and Gas Award in the “Oil & Gas Logistics Company of the Year“ category.
  • Cirrus Logistics and Implico announce worldwide strategic partnership.
  • Implico is certified for Avalara’s Excise tax automation solution.
  • Microsoft awards Implico with Gold Partner status.
  • CIOReview lists Implico as one of the 100 Most Promising SAP Solution Providers 2015.
  • 11th IFLEXX workshop at Implico brings petroleum business together.
  • Implico enhances data security with second data center.
  • Gas station delivery via iGOS: Implico implements Cloud solution for DCC, Dublin.
  • Successful start and rollout of SAP projects in Latin America for Pecsa, Copagaz and Supergasbras and in Germany for RWZ and Förster.
  • OpenTAS goes live at Rompetrol, Total Bitumen Deutschland, Brenntag and Vopak Hamburg. Project start at Sonangol in Angola.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo (NL); International SAP Conference for Oil & Gas (DE); Tankstelle & Mittelstand´15 (DE); Best Practices for Oil&Gas (US).


  • SAP launches two newly developed Implico products: SAP SDM (Secondary Distribution Management) and SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations).
  • Strong demand for the new cloud/iGOS solutions.
  • Successful completion of the projects at the Gunvor refinery in Ingolstadt and the TanQuid tank terminal in Koblenz.
  • Implico wins Varo Energy, SuperGasBras, AstraZeneca, Rompetrol and Sonangol as new customers.
  • 10th ILFEXX Community meeting in Hamburg.
  • Implico receives the Logistics Business IT Award in London and is recognized as an “Outstanding Training Company 2014” by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo (NL), SAP-Event (CH), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), UNITIexpo (DE), SAP Best Practice Oil & Gas (DK and US).


  • Implico implements SAP Business ByDesign at Müller+Krempel and ChemSwiss.
  • MTV Förster becomes pilot costumer for SAP RFNO, the new SAP solution for the service station management.
  • Successful Go Live at Raffinerie Heide, WRG, TanQuid and Vopak Vlissingen with OpenTAS projects.
  • AmeriGas and SunCoast extend their SAP OGSD licenses, Tyczka TotalGaz opts for CPR and Implico successfully completes the SAP project at BMV.
  • For the ninth time the IFLEXX Community get-together took place at Implico.
  • SAP Switzerland appoints Implico as Top Partner and recognizes this performance with the "SAP Cloud Channel Partner Award".
  • Furthermore, Implico defends the Award "Automation Company of the Year" and is honored by the city of Hamburg for an exemplary incorporation management.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo (BE), SAP Best Practices for Oil & Gas (US), International SAP Conference for Oil & Gas (NL), 7th German-African Energy Forum (DE).


  • Implico Consulting S.R.L. is established in Romania.
  • Implico launches Refill Me!, the first interactive oil and gas order processing app, as well as the OpenTAS TFM (Tank Farm Management) app.
  • Implico receives the TankBank Award as "Automation Company of the Year."
  • Microsoft confirms Implico status as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in two categories.
  • Implico and itelligence announce partnership.
  • Swiss railway company SBB awards SAP consultancy contract to Implico and Orianda for optimizing SBB's logistics processes.
  • Heide refinery opts for OpenTAS and TanQuid Polska migrates to the new OpenTAS 5.0 release.
  • Implico converts its German OpenTAS customers to EMCS 2.0.
  • Exhibitions: Best Practices for Oil & Gas (US), Petrotech (IN), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), StocExpo (NL), LogiMAT (DE).


  • Implico launches new package of features for logistics management.
  • Implico receives the "Global Customer Value Enhancement Award" from Frost & Sullivan.
  • Implico is awarded Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status in two categories.
  • IFLEXX 2.0 and PIDEX 4.9 become compatible with each other.
  • Associated Petroleum Terminals Ltd. (UK) opts for OpenTAS.
  • Implico implements the integrated EMCS solution OpenTAS at TanQuid, Total France and Petroplus.
  • Maxum Petroleum and numerous new customers select SAP OGSD.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo (NL), PETRO-EXPO (US), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), ILTA (US), SAP Oil & Gas Conference (US).


  • 240 employees.
  • British retail giant TESCO and French group TOTAL opt for OpenTAS.
  • Implico wins 2010 Telematics Award in the Waste Management category.
  • OpenTAS achieves EMCS certification; OMV Germany is the first customer in Germany to integrate EMCS.
  • Successful projects for TanQuid, Grisard AG, Unitank, Petroplus and Munich municipal waste management service.
  • Implico launches the new IDM (Integrated Dispatch Management) solution. IDM supports dispatchers in creating optimum tours.
  • Exhibitions: StocExpo (BE), SAP Business One Partner Info Day (DE), Waste Expo (US), IFAT (DE), IAA (DE), Tank Storage Asia (MY).


  • More than 230 employees.
  • Implico is awarded the Technology Fast 50 Award from Deloitte recognizing it as one of the fast growing technology companies in Germany.
  • Implico AG Switzerland und SAP Switzerland sign an agreement to become service partners.
  • Implico implements complete solution comprising SAP OGSD and SAP SSR for AVIA Association.
  • SAP certifies Waste and Recycling Portal 1.0.
  • IFLEXX (International FiLe EXchange XML) replaces MPKS.
  • Exhibitions: SAP Partner Summit (US), StocExpo (NL), "IT in the Waste Management Industry" conference (DE), SAP Business One Partner Info Day (DE), ILTA (US), Waste Expo (US), Entsorga-Enteco (DE).


  • More than 220 employees.
  • OpenTAS becomes an SAP-endorsed business solution.
  • Implico celebrates 25th anniversary with employees, customers, partners, and friends in the Fischauktionshalle in Hamburg.


  • More than 200 employees.
  • Formation of the Implico AG Switzerland. The new enterprise is established in Biel (canton of Berne).
  • Formation of Implico UK.
  • Implico becomes Special Expertise Partner for SAP Waste and Recycling®.
  • Implico and Varec Inc. announcing a strategic alliance. Task: Development of the most complete oil and gas solution.


  • More than 175 employees.
  • Implico wins European tender at Berlin Stadtreinigungsbetriebe (BSR).
  • In the annual "User of the Year" competition by the Gartner Group and the computer magazine "Computerwoche", the Implico/ KPMG project for the BSR finished in the Top 3 of the category for large-scale enterprises.
  • Implico Malaysia, covering Asia and the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand has successfully relocated to its new office on July 1, 2006.


  • More than 150 employees.
  • Successful foundation of the US-based subsidiary Implico Inc.
  • Worldwide distribution of SAP® OGSD started: The innovative and integrated sales and supply chain solution passed the demanding ramp-up, the final testing phase by der SAP® AG, with flying colors.


  • Implico expands in Asia. The division in Kuala Lumpur was founded on 1st October 2004 and has grown dynamically from day one.
  • Implico becomes a Microsoft Certified Partner.


  • The Esso Refinery in Ingolstadt increases security: Implico solution biometrically identifies the drivers.
  • Implico modernised the Waste Management in Dresden and increased efficiency using CIC, Container Service and Bulk Refuse.


  • More than 120 employees.
  • RZB is renamed to reflect the new and extended areas of business. On April 18th 2002, RZB became Implico GmbH. 
  • On April 24th 2002, OpenTAS® is certified by SAP® and Implico becomes SAP® Software Partner.


  • Over 100 employees.
  • One of the leading vendors of TAS systems worldwide.
  • RZB takes over the product ACS Min-Oil from GFT Solutions and becomes SAP® Channel Partner for the area oil & gas as well as SAP® partner 'Mittelstand' (mid-sized companies) with the product Min-Oil.
  • The company's management team is expanded; Thomas Ernst, Torsten Peter and Thomas Weggelaar become managing directors.


  • 50 employees.
  • Mr Hans-Jürgen Buhre, one of the company founders, retires.
  • The consulting team expands - mainly in the area of SAP® consulting.


  • Up-date of installed OpenTAS® programmes to take account of Y2K.
  • VTG starts with the centralisation of its OpenTAS® systems.
  • The complex SAP R/3® / IS-Oil & Gas project CAP98 phase II is running successfully.
  • For ELF AG, OpenTAS® administers and controls over 200 SAP® locations, 5 depots and the refinery, online from the central systems administration in Berlin.


  • Begin of migration project (CAP98 phase II) to SAP R3®/ IS-Oil & Gas at ELF AG in Berlin.
  • Together with Ernst & Young (CAP GEMINI Ernst & Young) the first full integration of OpenTAS® into SAP® is completed.
  • MIDER tasks RZB with the implementation of OpenTAS®. This complex project is completed within 12 months.


  • 30 employees.
  • The basis for an interface to SAP R/3® Oil & Gas and TAS systems is developed together with SAP®, SNI (Siemens Nixdorf Hamburg) and Andersen Consulting.
  • Begin of international sales activities with SBS Germany and England.
  • Presentation for leading oil corporations together with Anderson Consulting in England.
  • Implementation of OpenTAS® in further depots and installation of OpenSystemPersonal in various German companies.
  • Participation in working group truck-data-link (TDL).
  • Move to new premises at Weidestraße 118c.


  • RZB builds up a consulting team. The focus lies on work and systems processes within the oil and gas sector.


  • The first OpenTAS® pilot project starts in June at Hansamatex (today: VOPAK).


  • The new products are named OpenTAS® (Open Terminal Administration System) and OSP (Open System Personal).
  • On 1st July, the company is renamed "RZB Rechenzentrum Buhre GmbH".
  • In the meantime, employee numbers have grown to twenty.
  • The company's management team is expanded; Stephan Buhre, Kay-Peter Buhtz and Michael Martens become managing directors.
  • Foundation of the Clearing Centre (CC). With this, customers could easily be transferred to the new standard of MPKS communication (OFTP).


  • The RZB software is used by oil industry customers in over 40 depots in Germany.
  • Start of the conceptualisation of new software products.


  • The first customers are ship owners and oil companies, such as Hansamatex (today: VOPAK), VTG-PAKTANK (today: Oiltanking) and VTG (today: TanQuid).

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