Koppers Selects Planbox for Its Innovation Management Chemistry
Montreal, Canada, June 12, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Planbox is pleased to announce that Koppers Inc. (NYSE:KOP), an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds, has selected Planbox as its Innovation Management solution provider. Koppers will use Planbox to collect and manage innovation ideas from the organization’s 1,800 global employees in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company also intends to use Planbox to link innovation management with the company’s human resources management system.
Koppers evaluated eight different vendors over a two-month period, ultimately choosing Planbox due to its broad functionality and capability in addition to a well-designed, user-friendly format.
“Planbox will be a critical piece of our plan to create an innovation culture within Koppers that fosters new ways of thinking and transparent evaluation of ideas throughout the organization by implementing a high-performing idea management system,” said Beau VanDyke, Global Process Excellence Manager.
Koppers, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. Including our joint ventures, we serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us at www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor or media relations should be directed to Quynh McGuire at 412 227 2049.
Planbox is the pioneering provider of cloud-based AI-Powered Agile Work Innovation solutions — from creative ideas to winning projects. Our mission is to help organizations thrive by transforming the culture of agile work, continuous innovation and creativity across the entire organization. Our family of products include Collaborative Innovation Management, Decision Making, and Work Management applications. Planbox is built for companies and teams of all sizes and trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands including Bridgestone, Great-West Insurance, Honeywell, Panama Canal Authority, Sealed Air, Sun Life Financial, Willis Towers Watson and Verizon with millions of internal and external users. To learn more, visit: www.planbox.com and unleash your innovation butterfly.