Haneke Design and Gerdau Expand Driver Connection Application Across North America - Haneke Design

Buzz / 05 31, 2023


The custom application’s impressive performance at Gerdau’s Cartersville, GA steel mill sparks expansion to mills across the country.



Back in 2019, Gerdau enlisted Haneke Design to develop a solution for their Cartersville, GA mill aimed at improving the driver check-in process.

truck driver holding phone showing check-in application

Haneke Design created a customized web and mobile solution that integrated with Gerdau’s existing SAP ERP software.

This solution allows drivers to check in right from their mobile devices, eliminating the need to exit their vehicle and walk to the office.

Drivers also receive push notifications and directions guiding them to designated loading areas in the mill.

This solution has enhanced the user experience for truck drivers and mill employees and has increased efficiency at the mill.

“This solution has allowed us to capture significant time stamps that let us track our drivers’ loading times as well as their total stay time. This has enabled us to determine gaps or opportunities in our loading process that has led to valuable improvements. So much so that other Gerdau mills are implementing the Driver Connection App in their facilities as well,” explains Bryan Hood, the Improvement Facilitator for the Cartersville, GA mill.

Enterprise Rollout

Due to the success of the application, Gerdau enlisted Haneke Design to modify and scale the existing application to support all of Gerdau’s mills across the country. 

In order to support multiple mills, the Haneke Design team refactored the existing back end to support a multi-tenant environment. 

This includes feature flags that can be configured based on the mill’s needs and requirements.

“It’s really exciting to see how our original project is becoming a strategic enterprise initiative,” explains Jody. 

The new, modified application is first being rolled out to Gerdau’s steel mill in Charlotte, NC.


About Gerdau

More than 120 years ago, Gerdau, what was then a small family-run factory, was created. 

outside of gerdau corporate building

Now, it is a multinational steel manufacturer.

Gerdau is a leading long steel producer in the Americas and one of the world’s major suppliers of specialty steel. 

Their core business is to transform steel scrap and iron ore into steel products, including carbon steel, long special steel, flat steel and forged and cast parts.

Gerdau Long Steel North America is Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling.


About Haneke

Haneke Design’s mission is to provide clients with a team of passionate innovators dedicated to harnessing the full potential of digital technologies to amaze and delight end users.

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By leveraging the latest advancements in technology and staying at the forefront of industry trends, Haneke Design empowers businesses to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Haneke Design was at the forefront of mobile application design and development from the day the iPhone was introduced, and continues to be an industry-recognized resource for custom software creation across all connected devices and browsers.

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