IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that IHC Merwede, the global market leader in efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment, has selected IFS Applications™ to support its key business processes. The contract licenses are worth approximately EUR 2 million.
As part of a company-wide efficiency program aimed at consolidating the company’s global processes, Dutch company IHC Merwede decided to implement IFS Applications. The IFS solution was chosen after an extensive selection process that included a number of competing ERP systems.
IFS Applications will be implemented as IHC Merwede’s single ERP system—supporting the company’s key strategic goals: collaboration, globalization, and growth. The implementation, which will be performed in phases and is expected to be complete in 2017, will be rolled out to all IHC Merwede sites globally, replacing a large number of IT systems. By consolidating its IT environment, IHC Merwede will gain increased business agility, transparency and uniformity of information, which is a vital part of its national and international value chain.
“We selected IFS Applications for its proven track record in the shipbuilding industry,” IHC Merwede CFO Dave Vander Heyde said. “IFS understands our business and, because of its global presence, the company is able to support us anywhere in the world, enabling us to work with one core ERP system.”
“We are very happy to welcome IHC Merwede as yet another shipbuilding customer,” IFS Benelux managing director Marco Verdonschot said. “Our solution works well in this industry with its complex global supply chains and engineering and manufacturing processes. We look forward to working with IHC Merwede on implementing IFS Applications and streamlining its business processes.”
Press Release, December 23, 2013