Home » Finnish paint manufacturer Teknos chooses IFS for ERP
Finnish paint manufacturer Teknos chooses IFS for ERP
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - March 26, 2009 - ERP vendor IFS announced today that Finnish paint manufacturer Teknos has chosen IFS Applications to increase visibility, integration and collaboration between multiple companies and countries within the group. The solution will be implemented in Teknos’ operations in Finland, Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Slovenia and Russia.
IFS Applications will replace several ERP systems, reducing IT cost by supporting all of Teknos’ operations and processes in a single modern ERP solution, standardizing data structures and processes throughout the group. Teknos will use IFS Applications components for financials, supply chain, manufacturing, sales and marketing, service and maintenance, document management, quality management, e-invoice and business analytics, as well as an interface to Atrion Intelligent Authoring, to handle regulatory requirements and product compliance specific to the chemical industries.
IFS was chosen based on its strong functionality, references, and knowledge of the paint manufacturing industry: “We evaluated several solutions and vendors in our industry, but no one came close to the experience and successful implementations that IFS could demonstrate,” Teknos CFO Raimo Anjala said.
The process industry is one of IFS’ seven targeted markets. IFS provides industry-specific functionality for enterprises in paint and ink, food and beverage, chemicals, pulp and paper, and metals segments. IFS Applications for the chemicals industry provides support for all critical business processes, including batch balancing, recipe management, quality management, and demand planning. The application suite includes a complete asset and product lifecycle management solution. IFS customers in the chemicals industry include DuPont, Jotun, Flint Group, Willamette Valley Company, Akzo Nobel and Becker Industrial Coatings.
Teknos is one of Scandinavia's leading suppliers of industrial coatings and a major participant in the retail and architectural paint markets. Group companies operate in Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Russia, and through a well-established network of agents and representatives in about twenty other European countries. Teknos employs around 1000 staff, with over 150 working in research and development. Group turnover is € 250 million.
Fieldbus Foundation Launches Project Gemstone
New initiative is designed to make the fieldbus experience easier, more application-centered.
Pressure Sensors Monitor Remote Field Safety Trailers
AST Pressure sensors are used to monitor Nomadic safety trailers in the field in remote oil field locations.
Great Moments in Process Automation History
Take a broken soda fountain machine, a car a.c. unit, flavor mixes, water and CO2, add inventiveness; you get America’s favorite frozen drink.
Smart Grid: Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device Shows Positive Results
Forbes magazine's tech contributor Mark Gibbs writes that independent testing of Andrea Rossi's E-CAT Cold Fusion Reactor has positive results.The implications of the possible commercialization of cold fusion power sources are incredible.
SANS Control Security Training Coming to Houston
SANS Institute will hold ICS Security Training event on June 10-15 in Houston
Compressor Controls: Saudi Aramco Buys First GE Compressor Control Systems
Saudi Aramco has purchased advanced compressor control technology from GE for the Haradh GOSP-1 facility in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
ISA Training Through June in Houston
Technician training, engineering survival and SIS boot camps for condensed, intense, comprehensive educational experience.
NIST Releases Initial Cyber Security Framework Comment Analysis
The National Institute for Standards and Technology has released an initial analysis of the hundreds of comments by industry and the public they have received on the Obama Administration's "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security" executive order.
Past Time to Upgrade Your DCS?
Upgrading Your DCS: Why You May Need to Do It Sooner Than You Think
Metso Provides New Heating Solution for Finnish Utility
Finland's largest pellet-fired heating plant produces environmentally friendly energy in Tampere
- All news »
Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe today.
- Featured White Papers