Monday, September 08, 2014

Grandweld Shipyards selects IFS Applications

Grandweld

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that Grandweld Shipyards, a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair and engineering solutions, will implement IFS Applications™ to enhance operational efficiency, and increase business agility, transparency and uniformity of information.

  • Centralized system with standardized processes across Grandweld’s operations in shipbuilding and repair
  • Greater real-time visibility into performance of projects, processes and overall operations

Grandweld Shipyards will implement IFS Applications to create a single information system encompassing project-based manufacturing, project management, asset management, work order, scheduling, and document management, among others.

Ahmad Abki, Operations and Development Manager at Grandweld Shipyards, said, “Grandweld Shipyards has been growing very rapidly over the past decade. A fully integrated information and resource management system will cater to our growth, while maintaining a high degree of operational efficiency and quality in our products and services. IFS Applications will provide real-time visibility into the performance of operational processes, projects and the overall business, enabling us to further improve the quality of service to our clients.”

The initial phase of implementation will begin in September 2014 in the new headquarters in Dubai Maritime City and is expected to be completed by April 2015.

“Implementing IFS Applications will provide a platform for future expansion to multiple work sites, including the company’s operations in Al Jaddaf,” continued Abki.

“Investing in an integrated ERP system, Grandweld Shipyards will be better able to focus on its core business while improving productivity and the quality of service to clients,” said Ian Fleming, Managing Director, IFS Middle East, Africa and South Asia. “We look forward to partnering with Grandweld Shipyards to help the team improve core processes and achieve business goals.”

About Grandweld Shipyards

Grandweld is a fully integrated shipyard providing ship building, ship repair, and engineering solutions to serve the offshore and marine industry around the world. Established in 1984, Grandweld has developed as one of the region’s most established and versatile shipyards, providing both quality and value. For more information visit: www.grandweld.com.

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business software that helps companies increase agility in three core areas: enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), and enterprise service management (ESM). Using deep industry-focused expertise, IFS empowers customers in targeted sectors to become as agile as their thinking. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983, and currently has over 2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.

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Contact Information

Vice President, Corporate Communications Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Phone: 44 1494 428900

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Head of IR Frédéric Guigues

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