31 May, 2016
Leading automotive industrial group AKO selects IFS Applications to effectively manage its operations
IFS Applications to support 600 users across the AKO group to streamline mission-critical processes such as manufacturing, distribution, planning, and constraint-based scheduling
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Turkish automotive industrial group AKO, which comprises leading brands such as Petlas, AKO Jant, AKO Akü, and Sumitomo Rubber, has chosen to implement IFS Applications™ as its central enterprise resource planning system.
Ankara-based AKO (Abdulkadir Özcan Inc.) was founded in 1955 and has since grown into Turkey’s largest tire manufacturer with some 2,000 employees. Looking to consolidate and streamline its group-wide business processes, as well as promote transparency and cost control throughout its value chain, AKO needed to replace its existing business software with an integrated, end-to-end ERP solution.
Following a rigorous evaluation process, which involved several major ERP vendors, AKO decided to implement IFS Applications.
“We chose IFS since they were able to present a comprehensive business platform based on modern architecture and a user-friendly interface as well as several positive customer references,” AKO Information Technologies Coordinator Mehmet Şahin said. “As our central ERP system, IFS Applications will empower our staff with more efficient data capture and processing throughout our subsidiaries, which, in turn, will improve data quality and drive dynamic decision-making.”
IFS Turkey Managing Director Ergin Öztürk added, “It is a great pleasure for us to announce the agreement with AKO, one of Turkey’s automotive giants. Having worked with some of the world’s most successful automotive companies for many years, we are proud to offer a true best-practice industry solution. Drawing on the functional depth of our solution and experience of our consultants, we look forward to supporting AKO’s digital transformation and successful business growth.”
The IFS solution includes support for production and planning management, constraint-based scheduling, finance, human resources, procurement, sales and marketing, quality and document management, maintenance, R&D, engineering, PLM and PDM, supply chain, and electronic invoicing.
Abdulkadir Özcan Inc., headquartered in Ankara, is the one and only tire manufacturer in Turkey with a hundred percent domestic capital. Since its beginnings in 1955, AKO has been constantly evolving and has grown rapidly by combining its expert staff of nearly 2,000 people and its industry experience with new technologies and investments. www.abdulkadirozcan.com.tr
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 2,800 employees. IFS supports more than 1 million users 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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