Thank you for submitting your amazing stories to the Challenger of the Year awards, we’ve loved hearing the ways you’ve used your IFS solution to derive a competitive advantage, or how you have created value by innovating.

The Winners have been announced! View now


The Wave Maker

IFS customer who has embraced innovation to digitally transform their business with the result of achieving compelling business benefits and a sustainable competitive advantage.

The Value Builder

IFS customer who has derived the most significant business value from using IFS solutions, in the fastest possible time.

The Trailblazers - Team Award

A team that was instrumental in the implementation or innovative use of their IFS solution.

Winners & Finalists

The Wave Makers

Pukka Pies

Pukka Pies is encrusted in UK culture—a piemaker that uses IFS to support their formidable business growth and achieve complete traceability of its product, as well as significant time savings


Gebr. Eickhoff Maschinenfabrik u. Eisengießerei GmbH

Eickhoff is a globally operating extreme conditions machinery manufacturer, who implemented IFS FSM to innovate, make savings and exceed customer expectations.

ST Engineering Aerospace

ST Aerospace moved from a standardized approach towards maintenance management and MRO service delivery to IFS—with which it has created business value such as more intelligent maintenance planning, work execution and customer collaboration.

The Value Builders


Babcock International PLC

Babcock operates leading engineering support services on a huge scale. It implemented IFS’s Customer Engagement solution to achieve greater calling efficiency, ultimately resulting in greater customer satisfaction.


Ecomaster has grown into the UK’s leading furniture repair and restoration company, and using IFS, has achieved an astounding 80% reduction in time spent scheduling jobs over the service desk. It is now significantly exceeding customer expectations.


Engie is a multi-national electric utility company who IFS accompanied on their innovative project to implement a National Operations Centre, which served as a contact hub for key clients. The project was a success and brought hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cost savings with it!

The Trailblazers - Team Award

Morgan Motor Company

Morgan is the last of its kind—a family-owned, traditional automotive manufacturer. It has achieved astonishing time-savings and accurate data by replacing its multiple different systems and databases with IFS Applications, which consolidated operations under a single platform.

Cheer Pack North America:

Cheer Pack North America is the leader in spouted pouch packaging in the continent. It resolved its labor shortage problem by ingeniously automating shop floor processes, a project in which it worked closely with IFS Labs.


Restek Corporation

Restek is a leading developer and manufacturer of chromatography products. It implemented, over eighteen months, one of the most bespoke versions of IFS’s ERP system, customized to meet the requirements of Restek’s very unique methodology, distribution and regulatory compliance.

Shortlisted companies were judged by an independent panel comprising:

IDC Reid Paquin
Research Director,
Manufacturing IT Priorities & Strategies
Service Council Chris Gera
Managing Director,
EVP Research & Insights
TechVentive Brian Sommer

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