Customer Story: Komrads

7 August, 2020

 

Komrads Customer Story – Fast Four & NetSuite

 

Describing themselves as “world lovers and serious sneakers addicts”, Komrads design and ethically manufacture cool, iconic shoes and bags made from completely recycled and sustainable materials, including apple leather!  

Forming in Belgium in 2015, the brand has grown steadily whilst investing in the development of new products, and refining their core lines to perfect the combination of style, durability and sustainability. 

 

Following an exciting five years which has seen Komrads grow organically, and via crowdfunding, to supply retailers, distributors and major e-commerce marketplaces throughout France, Benelux and the Nordics, the business has secured venture capital investment to drive further expansion.  

 

To-date, Komrads has used a combination of TradeGecko to manage inventory and order processing, along with Xero for financial management. 

Citing the need to have a single overview of the business across multiple regions, whilst managing international VAT and GAAP requirements, and a rapidly evolving customer base, the business has opted to implement NetSuite with Fast Four to drive the next phase of their growth and continued international expansion. 

 

Komrads Co-founder Mark MJ Vandevelde explains: “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a team in a relatively short period of time. Naturally, as you grow things become more complex, and for us, this is about taking control of our growth and putting systems in place which will allow us to make strategic decisions and empower our people to really grow the business.”

Setting their sights on a number of new territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and Israel, Komrads selected NetSuite and Fast Four based on previous positive experiences with the companies and their ability to encompass all of the business requirements within one solution. Vandevelde continues:

 

“NetSuite gives us everything we need in one single solution – stock, sales, purchasing, financials and customer service, as well as the ability to manage multiple countries and localizations as standard. Things will flow through the business seamlessly and the team will not need to worry about multiple systems and duplicate data entry. 

“Having worked with Fast Four previously we had no hesitation in engaging the team again. They strike a great balance of technical ability with a strong vision and understanding of what a scaling business needs from it’s systems. We can’t wait to get started.“

 

Jan Snyers, Managing Director of Fast Four adds:

“This is a really exciting project for everyone at Fast Four and we are delighted to have been selected along with NetSuite – a few of the team have already purchased sneakers and bags for themselves!” 

 

“Working with businesses like Komrads and other similar customers: BALR., Dopper and Secrid to name a few, is where we thrive – ambitious companies who understand that using the right technology, the right way can really drive the improvements needed operationally and strategically to scale their business.” 

 

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