Thursday, September 10, 2009

Maillefer chooses IFS Applications to streamline business processes

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that Maillefer, a worldwide leader in extrusion and winding solutions to the wire, cable and pipe industries, has chosen IFS Applications to support growth and streamline corporate processes. Implementations will start simultaneously in Switzerland and Finland using a unique group core model. Go live is expected early in 2011. The contract is valued at €1.3 million.

Maillefer delivers complete manufacturing solutions to its customers, such as Nexans (France), Geberit ( Switzerland), General Cable (USA), and LS Cable, (South Korea), providing a project-based approach to all the solutions it delivers. Headquartered in Switzerland, the group targets manufacturers of energy, fiber optic and telecom cables as well as plastic pipe manufacturers. Services and products are provided across the entire product value chain, ranging from design, R&D, prototyping and assembly all the way to maintenance and repair.

As part of the implementation of IFS Applications, the Maillefer operations will be able to standardize processes, making it quicker and easier to serve customer needs worldwide.

“We wanted a complete, modern business software system that could support our business plans. At the same time it needed to be flexible enough to cover the company’s entire value chain. The component architecture in IFS Applications provides the capacity to deliver a wide range of functionality within the same product through the use of a common user interface. Thus, both user productivity and customer project management will improve. IFS Applications is one of the few tools that are project-oriented with true engineering functions and a robust service and maintenance component for manufactured equipment,” Gilles Gauchoux, CIO, Maillefer, said.

“Maillefer is an excellent example of how IFS’ focused industry approach fits the customer’s needs. IFS Applications provides the range of components Maillefer needs to run its project-based business efficiently,” Amor Bekrar, President & CEO, IFS France said.

The solution includes core IFS Applications components that provide functionality for project management, manufacturing, financials, and corporate performance management.

About IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a fully-integrated, component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. The company has more than 2,000 customers in more than 50 countries and focuses on seven main industries: aerospace & defense, utilities & telecom, manufacturing, process industries, automotive, retail & wholesale distribution, and construction contracting & service management. IFS has 2,700 employees and net revenue in 2008 was SKr 2.5 billion.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 September 10, 2009, at 10:45 a.m. CET

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Phone: 44 1494 428900

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