Tea market leader implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to automate it’s division operations


Since 1819, Van Rees has been a market leader in tea, being now one of the oldest private companies in the world with over 200 years history. Company’s global network currently consists of 12 offices world-wide with exclusive representations in key producing countries. Van Rees group is committed to the welfare of its global staff. The company aims for the highest ethical and legal standards.

Background Van Rees Russian office operations are related to tea distribution and blending throughout Russia. Global Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 implementation project has finished with the Russian office rollout.

Key project challenges included: re-organization of sales, purchase, production and finances processes according to the corporate policies and add-up Russian reporting to the global management reporting. Considering specifics of the Russian accounting standards, it was required to add additional tools for reporting transformation.


In order to automate daily Van Rees Russia operations with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Awara IT adapted existing regulations according to HQ requirements.

Awara IT team is very well familiar with the tasks alike related to the Russian localization and accounting specifics adaptation with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

The main technological requirement was to unify 3 components within one solution – out of the box Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 functionality, DycoTrade solution specifics and standard localized Russian Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 functionality. Currently the customer uses this unified solution for accounting purposes in one system, as well as data transformation for management reporting from one system only.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 implementation enables representatives of Van Rees Russian branch carry out advanced delivery analytics chain and blending within one system, based on its new delivery chain management functionality, production and subcontracting. Deliveries between corporate subdivisions and the Russian branch are also automated with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Project results

“Awara IT team has implemented numerous Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 projects for the international companies that open their subsidiaries in Russia and was happy to use our best practices for Van Rees. Implementation process was also supported by great teamwork with the professional Van Rees team that took active part in the project” – commented Alexander Pirogov, Awara IT COO.

Microsoft Dynamics АХ 2012 implementation supported Van Rees Russia at its further growth stage. We have optimized and automated key business processes and got efficient analytic tools that were earlier available only for our HQ. We also do not need to support several ERP systems, as all operations are carried out with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. – commented Andrey Machavariani, Van Rees Russia CEO.