29 May, 2018
TEST-FUCHS among first to select IFS Applications 10 for aerospace engineering, manufacturing and maintenance
Leading manufacturer of systems and components for commercial and military aerospace companies selects comprehensive ERP and MRO solution from IFS which will ensure maximum flexibility and extensibility for worldwide deployment
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that the TEST-FUCHS Group, a leading manufacturer of test systems and components for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, is one of the first A&D customers to select the recently launched IFS Applications™ 10 as its global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) solution.
Headquartered in Austria, TEST-FUCHS selected IFS because of its industry-specific capabilities, completeness of the solution, and its long-term aerospace and defense industry experience. TEST-FUCHS will roll out IFS Applications 10 across Austria, Germany, Italy, France, UK, USA, Singapore, and China to support its global mechanical engineering and maintenance operations, which serve some of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers, airlines, OEMs and MROs, including Airbus, Boeing, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Sikorsky, and Embraer.
IFS Applications 10 has been designed to help companies connect their business to a digital backbone and capitalize on disruptive technologies, processes, and business models such as automation, connected devices, and servitization. The implementation at TEST-FUCHS will cover preventive maintenance, fleet & asset management, component MRO, manufacturing, human resources, financials, supply chain, CRM, service management, document management, quality management, and quality assurance.
In addition to the new deployment, TEST-FUCHS will enter into a long-term strategic partnership with IFS to help organizations in the aerospace and defense sector react to industry changes by implementing IFS Applications.
“As a fast-growing international technology and engineering company, it is essential that our operations are supported by enterprise software that can adapt and scale at the same rate as the business,” said Armin Havlik, CFO, TEST-FUCHS Group. “The flexibility of IFS Applications and the numerous optimization possibilities to further refine our business processes was a key factor in our decision, as was its built-in internationality, which enables TEST-FUCHS to easily adapt to country-specific requirements.”
Peter Höhne, VP Sales & Marketing for IFS in Central Europe, added, “For over 70 years, TEST-FUCHS has focused on technology and innovation to help its customers stay ahead in the fast-paced aerospace sector. This is why the company sought an integrated solution to manage and optimize all key business areas and enable it to continue providing a world-class service to its global customer base. The agreement with TEST-FUCHS is yet another example of a leading A&D organization that selects IFS’s solution to get ahead of the disruptive technology challenges facing the industry. We are very pleased to win TEST-FUCHS as a strategic new customer as we expand our footprint in the A&D industry in the region.”
For more information about how IFS helps organizations in the aerospace and defense industry, please visit: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/aviation-and-defense/
TEST-FUCHS is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development and support of test equipment, ground support equipment and components for the aerospace industry. The innovative family-owned company delivers high-tech products to airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) und maintenance repair and overhaul organisations (MROs). In addition to its headquarters in Austria TEST-FUCHS has service centers and representative offices in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Singapore and the USA and has a worldwide partner network .
TEST-FUCHS has developed and manufactured test systems for more than 100 different aircraft types. TEST-FUCHS has manufactured test systems for hydraulic, fuel, electric, electronic, pneumatic and mechanic components. The product scope includes customer specific prototypes, modular test benches or standard test systems, which are well known for their short delivery times and their high quality. Other key activities are the manufacture and maintenance of aerospace components and pumps for helicopters, aircraft and military vehicles as well as the production of actuators and valves for the space industry.
TEST-FUCHS provides lifelong support for their products, user and maintenance training, calibration and the delivery of spare parts. For more information, visit: http://www.test-fuchs.com/en
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