Monday, February 13, 2012

Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA wins award for IFS implementation

The editorial board of renowned Polish magazine Nowy Przemysł and the wnp.pl news portal presented Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA with the “2011 Most Interesting and Innovative IT implementation” award for the company’s implementation of the ERP suite IFS Applications.

The “Most Interesting and Innovative IT implementation” award is presented annually by the editorial board of Nowy Przemysł magazine and the wnp.pl economic news portal in recognition of the most interesting and innovative IT system implementations within the Polish industrial sector. In this year’s edition, Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA has been recognized as the winner.

Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA, Poland’s largest producer of industrial pumps, implemented IFS Applications to support its project-based manufacturing processes as well as standardize and streamlined its business-critical processes.

By implementing IFS Applications, Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA has achieved benefits such as an integrated IT environment, standardized order fulfillment, optimized enterprise resource inventory management and streamlined assets management. The ERP system also supports project-based manufacturing processes, enables controlling features and guarantees continuous optimization of business processes.

“For us, an ERP system is the key element of our business modernization strategy. The implementation gave us an opportunity to analyze processes, enhance data quality and improve cooperation and communication. The implementation of IFS Applications concludes an important phase of our company’s organizational change process, but it also presents us with new opportunities for further gains in efficiency,” said Piotr Kańtoch, CEO, Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA.

“We would like to congratulate our customer on this prestigious award. We are very happy that the IFS Applications implementation project at Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA has been recognized for its innovativeness, which translates into increased efficiency and competitiveness,” said Marcin Taranek, President of IFS CEE.

About Nowy Przemysł and wnp.pl

Nowy Przemysł magazine focuses on global trends in management of industrial companies and on new technological solutions. The magazine’s target group is mid- and top-level managers. The circulation of the magazine, published by PTWP SA Group, is 15,000.

The wnp.pl news portal is specialized in providing news about the most important branches of the industry, and about financial trends and changes occurring in Poland. According to studies conducted by Gemius and Stat24, the portal has about 550 000 visitors each month, generating about 4 800 000 page views. Additionally, almost 50,000 people subscribe to the site’s newsletter.

More information available at: www.wnp.pl.

About Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA
Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA is Poland’s largest manufacturer of industrial pumps. It has customers in many industries, including mining, power engineering, chemical and fuel industries, processing industry, and water & sewage enterprises. Customers can rely on service support for the entire range of pumps. Grupa Powen-Wafapomp SA also conducts comprehensive, turnkey pump infrastructure upgrade and development projects. In its two production plants, located in Warsaw and Zabrze, the company employs 600 persons, including 40 R&D engineers. In this year’s “2000 List” ranking prepared by the Rzeczpospolita daily, the company was 6th among the most innovative Polish companies. 

More information available at: www.powen.pl.

Om IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion.

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