Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Atlas Group selects IFS Applications to enhance business processes

IFS announces that Atlas Group, the third largest manufacturer of construction chemicals in Europe and market leader in Poland, has selected IFS Applications to streamline and optimize its business processes. The solution will be implemented in all the main Atlas Group companies and branches in Poland.

Atlas Group consists of 18 business entities—including 4 overseas—16 plants with modern production lines and 5 gypsum, anhydrite and quartz sand mines. The company decided to invest in IFS Applications to support the company’s dynamic growth.

The implementation will include all Atlas Group key areas of operations, such as: financials, distribution, manufacturing, maintenance, controlling elements, consolidation, trade management, B2B portals (collaborative solutions), WMS, and document and quality management. The solution will be implemented together with the new, intuitive IFS Enterprise Explorer interface.

The total number of IFS Applications users within the Atlas Group will be 730 and the system is expected to go live in January, 2013. The company’s future plans include extending its IFS Applications suite to Atlas Group companies located in other European countries.

“We are extremely happy that Atlas Group has chosen to implement IFS Applications in its companies in Poland. This very important customer win confirms that IFS Applications fulfills all the requirements of companies operating in the process manufacturing industry,” said Marcin Taranek, President of IFS CEE.

About Atlas Group

ATLAS GROUP is a Polish corporation operating on the international market. It is the third largest manufacturer of construction chemicals in Europe. On the Polish market, it is the undisputed leader with a large advantage over the competition.

The company offers hundreds of products, including technological systems composed of many complementary products. The most important product groups include: materials for laying ceramic and stone tiles, priming, cleaning and protecting materials; ready-to-use mortars, insulating materials and sealants, enhanced renders and facade paints, thermal insulation systems, floors and self-leveling screeds, and a wide range of gypsum products.

Currently, the ATLAS GROUP consists of 18 business entities—including 4 overseas—16 plants with modern production lines and 5 gypsum, anhydrite and quartz sand mines. The company employs over 2000 highly skilled staff.

More information on ATLAS GROUP is available at www.atlas.com.pl

About 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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The information is that which IFS is required to declare by the Securities Business Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 2 May, 2012, at 9 a.m. CEST.

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Industrial and Financial Systems, IFS AB (publ) is a limited liability company registered in Linköping, Sweden.
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