06 July, 2015

AIC Steel selects IFS Applications to support its global operations


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leading steel fabricator selects IFS Applications 9 to rollout across the globe

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Arabian International Company (AIC) for steel structures, the leading designer, fabricator and erector of structural steel, has chosen IFS Applications™ to consolidate operations and provide a single view across the business.

AIC Steel needs to replace a mixture of ad-hoc legacy systems with an integrated ERP that provides end to end solution to increase operational efficiencies and also to manage its global operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, China, United Kingdom & other GCC countries. Implementing the newly released IFS Applications 9, AIC Steel will benefit by having a single platform to support multinational and multicurrency operations with access to information in real-time to better support its oil and gas and utilities customer base.

IFS Applications will manage HR, finance, procurement, manufacturing, planning and scheduling, fabrication, and maintenance for the company’s Steel Structure, Tower and Galvanizing Divisions by better resource and capacity planning and supply chain management. In Addition AIC Steel will be able to manage Engineering, Procurement & Construction contracts for the erection of the steel structures they fabricate and manage the Rentals, Transportation and Trading of their Heavy Equipment.

IFS Applications is expected to go live in the group’s main divisions within seven months, and in the company’s remaining global divisions within a year. Once fully implemented, IFS Applications will support 300 users.

“As a growing business, we required a user-friendly, feature-rich single-instance ERP system to better support our global operations,” said Mr. Wasim A. Attieh, President of AIC Steel. “One feature that stood out was IFS Lobby, which offers us a flexible and easily configured snapshot of business units and processes. IFS Applications will consolidate all of our operations into one platform to easily manage our business requirements and streamline operations to support us now and in the future.”

IFS Middle East, South Asia & Africa managing director Mr. Ian Fleming added, “We are very pleased to welcome AIC Steel to our existing strong client base in the manufacturing and engineering industries. We look forward to partnering with AIC Steel to centralize their operations, support their growth and enable them to  become more efficient and agile.”

For more information about how IFS helps customer in the construction and contracting sector, please visit: www.ifsworld.com/en/industries/construction-and-contracting/.

About AIC Steel

Arabian International Co. for Steel Structures (AIC) is a leading designer, fabricator and erector of structural steel and is a member of the Attieh Group of companies. AIC has been serving the needs of the Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Power, Smelting, Steel, Cement, Desalination and other industrial and commercial projects since 1994 . AIC has four Business units categorized as Structural Steel Fabrication, Telecom & Transmission Tower Fabrication, Construction (erection) & Heavy Equipment rental & Transportation businesses.  These Business units work in an autonomous environment and caters both internal and external cusomers. AIC has its offices located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, China and UK representing its global presence www.aicsteel.com

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise 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) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.

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