Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Hine Group turns to IFS to unify and expand its business globally
Leading hydraulics solution provider to the renewable energy sector to deploy comprehensive ERP suite from IFS at Spanish headquarters and across subsidiaries in USA, China, India, and Brazil
London, February 19, 2020 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Hine Group, the global supplier of hydraulic solutions and cooling systems for industrial and renewable energy companies, has selected IFS Applications™ to ensure improved operational efficiency and increased competitiveness.
Founded in 1974 and with more than 40 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of hydraulic systems, Spain-based Hine Group helps its clients succeed in a highly competitive environment. With some 65,000 wind turbines powered by its technology, Hine Group operates seven production plants and has more than 650 employees in Spain, USA, China, India, and Brazil.
Following an exhaustive selection process, where global ERP vendors such as SAP, Infor and Microsoft competed, Hine Group selected IFS Applications due to the solution’s comprehensive, out-of-the-box functional coverage. Deciding factors were the system’s flexible scalability and configurability to accommodate the group’s different divisions, as well as its robust reporting capabilities.
The selection of IFS Applications is another important step in the development of a strategic transformation initiative that Hine Group launched in 2017 to unify its business globally. Among the main objectives are to increase productivity, improve decision-making, and acquire a 360-degree, real-time view of the state of play in all plants worldwide while continuing to offer customers the best and most competitive service.
"The investment in IFS Applications represents our commitment to a strategic initiative for our company that will not only allow us to transform technologically, but also recast processes and ways of working to make sure we are equipped to manage the challenges of the future," said Lander Guibelalde, CEO of the Hine Group.
Juan González, Country Manager for IFS in Spain and Portugal, added, “We are immensely proud to have been chosen by Hine Group, which is a highly respected brand in its sector, both in Spain and internationally. Based on solid experience powering global manufacturing companies, as well as the comprehensive evaluation process, we are convinced that IFS Applications is the ideal solution for Hine Group, and we look forward to helping the company achieve its business objectives.”
A recent addition to the IFS leadership team as regional president, Zoran Radumilo echoed the excitement, “This strategically important deal is a testament to IFS’s ability to empower fast-growing growing companies in key growth markets like Spain who are in need of uncomplicated, global scalability and a quick time to value without the burden of customizations. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Hine Group.”
IFS Applications will be implemented by IFS services, solutions, and channel partner LKS Group. The solution will cover mission-critical business processes including manufacturing, project management, maintenance, aftermarket service, supply chain management, and finance.
Learn more about how IFS supports manufacturing businesses at www.ifs.com/corp/industries/manufacturing/.
About Hine Group
Founded in 1974, Hine is a leading supplier of hydraulic systems, hydraulic components, and cooling systems for industrial and renewable energy companies. With more than 40 years of experience in hydraulics design, development, and manufacturing, we help our clients succeed in an ultra-competitive environment. https://www.hinegroup.com/
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.
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