29 October, 2007
Leading maintenance, repair and overhaul center in Russia has chosen IFS Applications
VARZ-400 Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center is a part of Vnukovo International Airport holding company. It has Russian and international certificates for aircraft repair and maintenance and for aircraft engines, systems, assemblies and parts. It also provides rework and upgrading services as well as project engineering.
Alexey Chernyshov, General Director of VARZ-400, said, “Management based on reliable data about company assets and liabilities gives incontestable competitive advantages. We place extra demands on our IT systems, which have to enable us to monitor the airworthiness of aircraft, assemblies and engines while they are being serviced at our center.”
The senior management analyzed different IT solutions, including IFS Applications, SAP R/3, IBM MRO Software, and the Russian systems Ikar and InfoSoft. According to VARZ-400 CIO, Igor Saenko, “The major selection criteria included wide functionality, easy implementation and good experience in the aviation industry. IFS Applications presented convincingly on every critical issue.”
“We were impressed by IFS’ experience in the industry,” added Saenko. “World-leading aircraft and defense manufacturers have chosen IFS Applications. According to international analysts, IFS is a leading supplier of enterprise applications to the aerospace industry. VARZ-400 is the largest facility of its type in Russia, with more then 65 years history. Complex enterprise applications are a powerful tool for efficient and strategic management—allowing us to achieve a new level of business targets.”
Commenting on the contract, Leonid Viktorov, IFS Russia & CIS General Director, underlined that aerospace and defense is one of IFS’ targeted market segments. “IFS has an international aerospace and defense industry team of consultants with considerable experience in the aviation industry. An Aerospace and Defence Advisory Council was established in order to satisfy strict modern requirements. The Council members are senior specialists from IFS’ civil aviation customers, independent experts and IFS representatives. IFS Russia and CIS has a civil aviation team working in cooperation with the international aerospace and defense team.”
IFS customers include the British, Norwegian, and US defense organizations. Commercial MRO shops and operators include Finnair, Bristow Helicopters, Aero-Dienst GmbH, Hawker Pacific, and Jet Turbine Services. In addition, IFS provides solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the global defense industry such as General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, the Eurofighter consortium, BAE Systems, Saab, and GE Transportation.
IFS (OMX STO: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides solutions which enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes – allowing resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage.IFS was founded in 1983 and now has 2,600 employees worldwide. IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software with IFS Applications, now in its seventh generation. IFS’ component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 22 languages. IFS has over 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting, service & facilities management; retail & wholesale, and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality including customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), corporate performance management (CPM), enterprise asset management (EAM) and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities.