Monday, March 16, 2009
Wind turbine manufacturer WinWinD continues to grow with IFS Applications
WinWinD Oy, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, has signed an agreement with IFS for the delivery of a complete ERP solution for its entire operations. WinWinD has developed a unique, low-speed 1 MW and 3 MW turbines and is extending its production facilities in Finland and India.
An advanced planetary gear solution and low-speed synchronous generator form the heart of the concept, which combines the reliability of a modern direct drive and the compactness of the traditional high speed gear system. Low rotational speed and proper dimensioning ensure reliability and high availability.
Rapidly growing WinWinD will use IFS Applications components for financials, distribution, manufacturing, project management, document management and service management. The company is looking to manage its rapid growth with a global solution that can handle all its business-critical processes and increase visibility throughout the product lifecycle.
Global ERP Project Owner Markku Korhonen at WinWinD said, “IFS has a strong presence in Finland and India and with strong global references. The component architecture of IFS Applications is modern and scalable, and it supports our operations—from design and installation to the all-important service at the customer site.
Furthermore, IFS Applications was the most user-friendly solution for all levels of users.
In India a major manufacturing plant for the 1MW turbines will start production in the near future and in Finland a new 3MW turbine factory will be built during 2009.
Industrial manufacturing is one of IFS’ targeted market segments. IFS has a broad customer base in the industry, focusing on large to medium-sized manufacturers that need support for complex order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing across the extended enterprise. With strong support for project management, engineering, constraint-based scheduling, product configuration, and after sales, IFS’ component-based business solutions are designed to help companies improve quality, contain costs, and improve their competitive position in manufacturing industry segments such as machinery, defense, fabricated metal products, and plastics.
Industrial manufacturing companies also benefit from IFS’ lifecycle management solution, which goes beyond product lifecycle management (PLM) to provide better integration and management of three critical business areas—products, customers, and resources—throughout their lifecycles. IFS industrial manufacturing customers include Fabcon, Chief Industries, Aeromatic-Fielder, Star Cutter, J&H Machine Tools, Kongskilde, Nolato Group, Bombardier, PartnerTech, Mechanik Center Erlangen, Völkl, and Tour & Andersson.
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 54 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 2,600 employees and net revenue in 2008 was SKr 2.5 billion.