22 September, 2014

Kangra Coal chooses IFS Applications to optimize and streamline business processes

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Kangra Coal, a South African coal mining company, will implement IFS Applications ™ to migrate two of its business divisions onto a single ERP suite to optimize efficiency and control in its business operations.

Kangra Coal, has chosen IFS Applications to optimize business processes in its logistics and maintenance operations. The implementation will include IFS’s maintenance and purchasing and inventory, with the option of increasing this number in the future.

Kangra Coal is majority owned by Gas Natural Fenosa, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and operates the Savmore colliery in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

By implementing IFS Applications Kangra will replace a mixture of manually-based legacy systems with a single tool for managing maintenance and logistics to maximize the efficiency of its operations.

"We have chosen IFS because Gas Natural Fenosa had implemented IFS Applications in several facilities that the Group operates and maintains in other countries, and because IFS has vast experience of similar projects with other companies in our industry. IFS perfectly understands our needs, is user-friendly and reduces lead times. IFS Applications also has many standard functions that are well suited to mining requirements,” said Ana Jardón, Managing Director of Kangra Coal.

"For us, this project is an opportunity to expand our business in a sector that we specialize in. IFS Applications functionality covers perfectly the needs of mining sector where we have excellent international references," said Gustavo Brito, CEO of IFS Ibérica.

Implementation is expected to take about five months and will be carried out by a team composed of experts from IFS and Kangra Coal.

About Kangra

Coal Kangra Coal is 70 percent owned by Gas Natural Fenosa and has Prospecting and Mining rights granted in the regions of Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal in the Republic of South Africa. Specifically, in the province of Mpumalanga, in an area near the population of Piet Retief, Kangra Coal operates a coal deposit by the underground method of board and pillars as well as diverse opencast operations. With an annual ROM production of 4 million tonnes, it has direct staff around 700 employees and generates employment for more than other 900 people.

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries.

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