21 October 2015

Leading Indonesian steel fabricator selects IFS Applications 9 to support transformation plans

steel fabricator

Comprehensive ERP solution from IFS to be implemented at Arkon within three months

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Arkon Prima Indonesia (API), one of the leading and largest steel fabricators in Indonesia, has chosen IFS Applications™ 9 as its central, fully integrated ERP solution to power the company’s expansion into new industries.

API’s recently launched expansion project will transform the business from being a project-based manufacturing company into a solution provider for the energy, infrastructure, and food and beverage industries. To support its growth plans, API needed to replace its disparate collection of legacy business systems with an integrated enterprise software suite that could help them capitalize on opportunities both now and in the future.

Following a one-year evaluation process involving several major ERP vendors, API chose IFS Applications 9 based on its rich project management functionality and flexible scalability.

“The patchwork of old business systems often led to incorrect or incomplete calculations of production capacity and sales revenue targets,” said Afif Kamal Fiska, Project Manager for ERP at Arkon Prima Indonesia. “In addition, the non-integrated systems made API’s business processes very complex, even resulting in the company failing to fulfill deliveries promised to clients.”

IFS Applications will manage Arkon’s complete manufacturing and supply chain requirements with the ability to support both configure- and make-to-order production. Additionally, IFS Applications will also support operational functions within Arkon, including HR, finance, payroll, manufacturing, procurement, inventory planning and replenishment, preventative maintenance, fabrication, and work orders for maintaining the company’s equipment. In addition, IFS Applications will help prepare and track the documentation of all processes.

President Director of Arkon Prima Indonesia, PT Ari Slamet Notokoesoemo added, “IFS Applications is the ultimate operational tool to help API meet current and future challenges and opportunities. The solution will support API’s business transformation process by offering a single-instance ERP solution across all of our departments.”  

“We are delighted and proud to be working with API to implement a comprehensive project-based ERP solution that will support API’s growth and transformation plan,” said Sutan Simandjuntak, President Director at IFS Indonesia.

For more information about how IFS helps customers in the manufacturing sector, please visit www.ifsworld.com/en/industries/industrial-manufacturing/.

About Arkon Prima Indonesia

Arkon Prima Indonesia, PT is a leader in supplying, detailing, fabricating and erecting steelwork in Indonesia established in 1972. At the beginning they concentrated primarily for pre-engineered steel buildings with an initial annual capacity of 5.000 metric tons and then they continue extended its product lines into fabrication of various auxiliary equipment, particularly for Mining including Oil and Gas, Power Generating and Heavy Industrial Plants, as well as increased the annual production capacity up to 15,000 metric tons. Entering the 21st century Arkon Prima Indonesia expanded its market abroad to various region, such as Australia, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and USA through longstanding relationships with many of leading EPC Contractors as well as OEMs around the world. To ensure the Company’s products meet international standard requirements, the Company had adopted and implemented ISO 9001 – 2000 as its quality management system. Complementing its portfolio of high quality products ARKON offers technical support to engineering consultants and project owners from design to implementation. For more information visit: http://www.arkonprima.co.id/

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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