Wednesday, May 25, 2016

PIPE Sistemas Tubulares selects IFS Applications for enhanced operational control


Brazilian manufacturer of steel products deploys comprehensive IFS solution to obtain real-time information for improved decision-making and establish best-practice processes

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Brazilian steel pipe manufacturer PIPE Sistemas Tubulares, part of the Açocon Group, has chosen to implement IFS Applications™ to integrate its manufacturing value chain.

PIPE Sistemas Tubulares, based in Contagem in the Minas Gerais region, manufactures and distributes an average of two thousand tons of steel per month to all regions of Brazil.

By investing in a fully integrated ERP solution, PIPE Sistemas Tubulares wanted to benefit from enhanced visibility of its various processes and establish new work routines based on global industry best practices. Following a competitive evaluation process, which involved some of the major vendors on the Brazilian market, the company selected IFS Applications.

IFS Applications will empower the company’s management with accurate information in real-time to enhance decision-making and end-to-end business transparency. The IFS solution includes support for accounting, financials, manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, project and document management, distribution, quality assurance, CRM, and BI.

“We chose IFS Applications because of its comprehensive support of our business processes, especially manufacturing and maintenance,” PIPE Sistemas Tubulares Sales Manager Daniel Quadros said. “In addition, the IFS solution offered an intuitive user interface that set it apart from competing systems. PIPE Sistemas Tubulares is currently undergoing a significant transformation, so we needed a system that could be quickly and seamlessly adopted by our staff. Judging by the positive response we have seen so far, we are convinced that we chose the right solution.”

LatinIFS president and CEO Lávio Falcão added, “We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with PIPE Sistemas Tubulares. IFS can offer a robust industry solution that has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. We are convinced that IFS Applications will be a key enabler in PIPE Sistemas Tubulares’ future growth.”

About PIPE Sistemas Tubulares

Founded in 1977, PIPE Sistemas Tubulares is part of the Açocon Group, which has about 350 employees and operates in Brazil. With ISO 90001:2008 certificated attesting quality of its quality system, the company is a manufacturer of steel pipes, fittings, connections and electrical fittings and they also offer solutions in coating, blasting and galvanizing. More information about PIPE -

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