Logistics and transport service providers


Since its foundation in 1965, family-owned company Houtch has expanded and specialized in six business lines: transport, distribution, logistics, co-packing, energy, and overseas. It employs 400 people and achieves annual revenue of close to €60 million. 

Project overview

Houtch has been using Reflex WMS to manage its 11 logistics warehouses in Hauts-de-France—the northernmost region of France—since 2012. The firm also regularly calls in Hardis Group to help it upgrade its IT infrastructure, including a system monitoring solution deployed in 2015, an overhaul of its LAN and Wi-Fi networks in 2019, and Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure rolled out in 2021.

We’ve been working with Hardis Group for close to a decade now. They’ve become a trusted partner—always delivering on our WMS and wider IT requirements.
Maxence Guerrier, IT Manager, Houtch

Project objectives

  • Replace an out-of-warranty system that had reached its capacity limit
  • Add more processing power to handle an increasing number of virtual machines
  • Streamline IT infrastructure
  • Make it easier to manage and update patches
  • Deliver automation and security gains

Tasks performed

  • Advising on and defining the target infrastructure
  • Deploying the VxRail appliance: 80 virtual machines hosted at two remote sites with active-active redundancy


  • Streamlined IT infrastructure: hyper-converged architecture concentrated on one site
  • Performance gains (increased processing power) 
  • Enhanced resilience in the event of an incident (active-active redundancy)
  • Easier management and update operations

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