Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Automotive company Manufactura Moderna de Metales goes global with IFS

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Manufactura Moderna de Metales (MMM), a leading supplier of metal tube solutions to the automotive industry, has selected IFS Applications™ to support its globalization strategy.

Headquartered in Barcelona, MMM is currently located in Romania and Russia. The company specializes in engine and structural tubes. Its customers include Renault, Nissan, Peugeot, Citroën, Toyota, VW, and Audi. As a central component of its business strategy, MMM plans to expand its operations to include Brazil and China, driving the need for a flexible ERP suite that can support its growing business.

IFS Applications will be used to support MMM’s global business processes, including engineering, project management, quality assurance, maintenance, financials, and human resources.

“After analyzing several vendors, we soon realized that IFS Applications provides the required functionality as standard,” said Miquel Priu, CEO of Manufactura Moderna de Metales. “We saw that it was the only option that could offer us greater control and insight into our projects and production. With IFS Applications, we will be able to analyze mission-critical data in real-time, thereby ensuring informed decision making, which will support our expansion.”

“We are confident that IFS’s experience of working with world-renowned automotive companies will help MMM achieve its business goals,” said Nick Wasey, Managing Director, IFS Iberica. “We offer a product that is designed to grow and evolve in tandem with our customers, without disrupting their business operations.”

The automotive industry is one of IFS’s targeted markets. IFS’s automotive solution provides the right tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers, and subcontractors in networks of varying complexity. IFS Applications—with its unique agility, scalability and openness—offers unprecedented breadth and depth of functionality for all business-critical processes in the automotive sector. IFS’s automotive customers include Volvo, BMW, Scania, Linamar, Borgstena, HUF Hülsbeck & Fürst, Toyota, and Finnveden Group.

About Manufactura Moderna de Metales

Manufactura Moderna de Metales (MMM), headquartered in Molins de Rei (Barcelona), is currently present in Romania and Russia. Its customers are Renault, Nissan, Peugeot, Citroen, Toyota, VW, and Audi. The company processes metal pipes primarily for the automotive market. MMM specializes in transforming steel, stainless steel and aluminum using technologies for brazing, hydroforming, tube bending, and flaring. The company conforms to the ISO TS 16949 and ISO 14001 environmental standards.

More information is available at www.mmm.es

About IFS

IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012 was SKr 2.7 billion.

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