Monday, February 10, 2020
Global manufacturer Uster Technologies extends value-chain visibility with IFS
Cloud ERP solution from IFS to consolidate IT environment and unify business processes across USTER sites in Switzerland, USA, Japan, Israel, Turkey, China, and India
London, February 10, 2020 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Uster Technologies AG, the global leader in textile testing and quality control, has chosen IFS Applications™ in the IFS Managed Cloud™ on Microsoft Azure to support its entire value chain from production and quality assurance to maintenance and after-sales service and support.
Headquartered in Uster, Switzerland, Uster Technologies’ textile testing and monitoring instruments and systems have set the standard for innovative, easy-to-use technology for more than 70 years.
As an ISO 9001:2015-certified provider of high-precision instruments and expert consultancy, USTER focus on quality and customer value is uncompromising. To maintain and future-proof its leading market position, the company needed to replace its legacy business system, which comprised an outdated platform in addition to a number of third-party point solutions.
Facing an upgrade and re-implementation, USTER took the opportunity to re-evaluate the latest options in-market and chose IFS Applications based on the suite’s comprehensive and fully integrated functionality. Deployed as a fully managed cloud solution, IFS Applications will cover all mission-critical business processes, including manufacturing, quality management & assurance, warehousing, supply chain management, maintenance, project management, customer service, financials, and human capital management (HCM).
“We gravitated toward IFS because of the robust industry-specific capabitlities of its solution and the domain expertise of its staff,” said Uster Technologies CFO Michael Suderow. “In addition, we have found an ERP partner in IFS that understands both our needs as a global midsize company and our business. From the very beginning, we felt that we could work together as equals. Being able to rely on IFS as a business partner rather than a traditional software supplier means that we can trial Industry 4.0 technology such as Internet of Things to better navigate changing market conditions and outsmart the competition.”
Marcus Pannier, IFS Managing Director, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Italy, added, “We are thrilled to welcome Uster to the IFS community, which boasts some of the world’s most renowned manufacturing brands. Support for multi-site and multi-country manufacturers is part of IFS’s DNA, and we look forward to powering USTER’s continued journey of success.”
About Uster Technologies AG
USTER is the world’s leading provider of quality management solutions from fiber to fabric. Uster Technologies offers high-technology instruments, systems and services for quality control, prediction, certification and optimization in the textile industry. This includes systems for quality management, laboratory testing and in-line process control for fibers, staple and filament yarns, fabric inspection as well as value-added services.
USTER provides the globally-acknowledged USTER® STATISTICS benchmarks for trading, textile know-how training, consulting and worldwide after-sales services – always aspiring to fulfill the textile market’s needs, to drive innovation forward with ‘quality in mind’.
Uster Technologies AG is headquartered in Uster, Switzerland and operates worldwide. It has sales and service subsidiaries in the major textile markets and Technology Centers in Uster (Switzerland), Knoxville (USA), Suzhou (China) and Caesarea (Israel). www.uster.com
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