Kitron Customer Story

Electronics manufacturing leader Kitron, has used their IFS enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to achieve 30 percent year-over-year quarterly growth. Kitron has Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) operations in its home country of Norway as well as the US, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, Poland—all running in IFS ERP software. Now, Kitron is using IFS for demand-driven materials requirements planning (DDMRP), which has the potential to reduce inventory by 40 percent and lead times by 80 percent. Kitron manufactures and delivers anything from fully assembled electronic circuit boards to complete end products for customers globally. IFS ERP has helped them:

  • Bring lean improvements to supplier relationship management, crucial in contract manufacturing where IFS helps manage alternate suppliers
  • Grow rapidly in regulated environments like medical device manufacturing and autonomous technologies
  • Standardize processes across the enterprise
  • Make better-informed decisions based on accurate data


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"We work with ifs as a business partner, not only as a software provider. for instance, we can influence the direction of future solutions."

Olaf Kristen Kristensen

IT Director at Kitron

About Kitron

Kitron is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company with operations in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, China and USA. The company was established in the early 1960’s in Arendal, Norway. Kitron’s head office is now in Asker, Norway. Kitron has 1700 employees deployed in six different countries in Europe, Asia and the US.

Benefits seen using IFS

  • Cost efficiency, accuracy and innovation power along the entire supply chain.
  • Strong top line growth with revenue increasing 29% in Q2 2018.
  • One common solution for the entire global organization.
  • Standardized work processes throughout the entire corporation.
  • Demand driven material requirement planning.
  • Improved capacity by IFS partner network.
  • Extended ability to manage alternative suppliers.

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