13 March 2017

Global Glassmaker HEINZGLAS Modernises Its IT Landscape with IFS Applications 9


IFS solution to replace legacy systems and enhance operations throughout HEINZ-GLAS’ 16 sites in 12 countries

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that HEINZ-GLAS, a global leader the in manufacture and processing of glass flacons and caps for the perfume and cosmetics industry, has decided to implement IFS Applications™ 9 as a future-proof platform that can support international growth and power its digital transformation projects.

HEINZ-GLAS, headquartered in Kleintettau, Germany, is a global glassmaking company that operates 16 production and sales sites in 12 countries worldwide.

In line with the company’s corporate strategy, HEINZ-GLAS decided to replace its landscape of legacy business solutions with a comprehensive and modern ERP solution. Following an extensive and highly competitive selection process, which was supported by the highly respected Fraunhofer Project Group for Applied Information Technology (FIT), HEINZ-GLAS chose IFS Applications 9 over several well-known competitors.

Among the key requirements for the new ERP system were intuitive usability, flexible extensibility as well as compliance with country-specific regulations. Standardised data across the group will also increase transparency and foster effective corporate management. In addition, the fully integrated IFS solution will support HEINZ-GLAS digitally transform into a company that can embrace Industry 4.0.

The IFS solution will support business-critical processes such as financials, human resources, supply chain management, engineering, manufacturing, sales and service, maintenance, business process as well as document and quality management. During the first phase, IFS Applications will be implemented at four glass and finishing locations in Germany. This phase will be followed by a global roll out.

“IFS presented us with a comprehensive solution that covered all of our mission-critical requirements,” HEINZ-GLAS owner Carletta Heinz said. “The innovative layered architecture of IFS Applications ensures that we can deploy rapid and cost-efficient updates, providing us with a future-proof ERP environment. Another deciding factor was the chemistry between our company and IFS – our teams harmonised perfectly right away.”

Peter Höhne, VP Sales and Marketing for IFS in Central Europe, added, “We are very proud to welcome HEINZ-GLAS to the IFS community. IFS Applications is perfectly positioned to help the company effectively manage its international business processes and provide transparency throughout the organisation. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial collaboration as HEINZ-GLAS accelerates its international growth and capitalises on digital transformation.”

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HEINZ-GLAS, traditional family glassmakers with a history reaching back almost 500 years, is one of the global market leaders in manufacturing and processing of glass flacons and caps for the perfume and cosmetic industry. The company was established 1622 and is currently operated by the 12th generation of the family. HEINZ-GLAS, headquartered in in the upper Franconian town of Kleintettau, has 3,000 employees worldwide. In addition to other plants in the nearby district of Kleintettau, production sites also exist in Poland, Peru, Czech Republic, India and Switzerland, and there are sales locations in the US, France, Spain, England, Russia and China. Additional Information: http://heinz-glas.com/en/

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