Monday, August 06, 2007

MEKRA Lang, leading supplier of vision systems for commercial vehicles, selects IFS Applications

After an extensive evaluation process the German company MEKRA Lang, leading manufacturer of mirrors and camera systems for commercial vehicles, selected IFS Applications to support their goal of becoming a more agile company. The value of the contract amounts to several million US dollars in software licenses and implementation services.

“With IFS we found an ERP partner who is, like MEKRA Lang, a middle-sized company with international coverage. MEKRA Lang is privately owned and characterized by high reliability and customer orientation. For us it is important to establish a completely customer-centric ERP system which reflects this focus. As global market leader in surround vision systems for commercial vehicles we need an ERP solution with proven capability, efficiency and the flexibility to support our business and products which have a high potential for innovation. We are convinced that we have found the right partner with IFS for the realization of our sophisticated goals,” stated Susanne Lang, General Manager at MEKRA Lang, concerning the strategic selection of IFS.

The ability of IFS Applications to help MEKRA Lang realize lean and efficient processes was crucial in the decision of the Lang Group. Their legacy system was not able to match the increasing requirements of a fast growing company with the high international demands.

Wilfried Gschneidinger, General Manager IFS Central Europe, added, “At IFS we pride ourselves on getting closer to our customers and as a world leader in their market, we hope MEKRA Lang will contribute to the ongoing development direction of IFS Applications for the automotive industry. We are looking forward to a long co-operative relationship.”

The automotive industry is one of IFS’ seven targeted markets. IFS provides solutions for all aspects of the automotive supply chain from supplier to after-sales and service. IFS Applications provides lean manufacturing capabilities, advanced supply chain management and execution as well as EDI messaging in all parts of the automotive supply chain from part suppliers through OEMs, importers and dealers, including support for the automotive industry’s own EDI standard, ODETTE.

More than 180 leading automotive companies are using IFS’ Automotive solution, including Volvo, BMW, London Taxis, Scania, Avestor, Sanden Corporation, Borgstena, Nolato Group, Toyota, Linamar, and Finnveden Group.

About IFS and IFS Applications

IFS (OMX STO: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides solutions which enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes—allowing resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage. IFS was founded in 1983 and now has 2,600 employees worldwide. IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software with IFS Applications, now in its seventh generation. IFS’ component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 22 languages. IFS has over 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; high-tech; industrial manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting & service management and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality including customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), corporate performance management (CPM), enterprise asset management (EAM) and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities.

Contact Information

Vice President, Corporate Communications Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Phone: 44 1494 428900

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Vice President Corporate Communications Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Phone: +44 1494 428900

Contact Oliver Pilgerstorfer