NOVA WERKE selects IFS Applications to optimise business processes throughout the company

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IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Swiss-based NOVA WERKE will implement IFS Applications as its corporate ERP solution. As a high-tech component manufacturer supplying predominantly to the automotive industry, transport and energy generation industries, NOVA WERKE needed an ERP solution that would deliver clear operational and business benefits. Thanks to its strong feature set, IFS Applications has been implemented without customisations.

NOVA WERKE, based in the Zurich suburb of Effretikon, develops and manufactures products within four core areas: high-pressure technology, engine components, surface technology and valve services. The products are brought to market under the NOVA SWISS brand, and are mainly used on large diesel engines of locomotives, mining trucks, ships and power packs. 

As NOVA WORKE expanded over the years in size and competence, its legacy software was no longer able to meet the company’s high quality standards and ambitions. As part of a competitive selection process, IFS’ solution stood out and was selected because many of NOVA WERKE’s requirements, in particular the automotive-related ones, were built in as standard. Moreover, IFS Applications was seen to be flexible enough to evolve in line with NOVA WERKE’s future requirements. On implementation, no customisations were necessary, apart from some interfaces that were integrated with third-party systems.

By rolling out IFS Applications at its Swiss and German sites, NOVA WERKE will achieve better transparency in its business processes and will benefit from improved integration of individual business areas. Therefore, the software will be fully used throughout the company. The key components being used by NOVA WERKE include project and supply chain management, production planning and control, maintenance, quality management, accounting and human resource management, sales and support, and CRM.

“IFS convinced us with its comprehensive functionality and flexibility,” said Marco Schade, Product Manager, Diesel Components at NOVA WERKE. “We are sure that with IFS we will be able to meet all our current and future requirements. That is why IFS won against other well-known competitors in a strict selection process.

“IFS is proud of its strong customer base within the automotive sector, which has been achieved thanks to our industry expertise and a feature-rich product in IFS Applications. Our solution covers all business-critical process as standard, which differentiates us from the competition. We are very pleased to welcome NOVA WERKE as a customer,” said Peter Höhne, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IFS Europe Central. “We are sure they will be supported optimally by our fully integrated and transparent ERP system.”

About IFS

IFS is a globally recognised leader in developing and delivering business software for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Service Management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries.

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NOVA WERKE AG is a Swiss technology company with its head office in Effretikon and subsidiaries in France and Germany. The company develops and manufactures products under the brand name NOVA SWISS in four lines or business divisions: High Pressure Technology, Engine Components, Surface Technology and Valve Service. Our comprehensive service range and innovative high-tech components and processes are designed for demanding applications and meet rigorous requirements for quality, reliability, standardisation and safety. NOVA SWISS® is the globally-recognised registered brand of NOVA WERKE AG.

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