16.04.2009 | Czech Republic

S&T: Czech Based Car Manufacturer Improves Sales Support

AVIA ASHOK LEYLAND MOTORS With Web-based Information Portal

AVIA ASHOK LEYLAND MOTORS s.r.o., a traditional Czech light lorry cars manufacturer, completed the deployment of Infor ERP MAX+ in cooperation with its implementation partners, Infor, S&T CZ s.r.o. and Your System s.r.o. AVIA now benefits from recently added functionality in Infor ERP MAX+ based on latest Web technology and direct B2B communication between existing systems.
Infor ERP MAX+ builds the core of AVIA’s new configuration and ordering system for new cars, spare parts sales and after-sales services. The Infor solution enables AVIA to introduce a new way of graphical configuration and ordering cars directly through its website www.avia.cz, giving a new impetus to dealers. Moreover, it facilitates the creation of a technical and production documentation, bringing additional transparency into the company’s manufacturing processes. Based on Infor ERP MAX+, AVIA also deployed barcode processing to accurately manage all inventory. „By investing in Infor ERP MAX+ and related IT projects, AVIA laid the groundwork for better communication with dealers, higher quality, and faster information exchange internally as well as with partners,” said Ing. Tomáš Jiřička, CFO, AVIA ASHOK LEYLAND MOTORS. “The new solution will help us to make our sales support more effective, improve planning and execution, and increase services quality for our customers.“

“Today, Central European manufacturing companies are looking for effective IT tools leading to more efficiency in manufacturing and sales activities,“ said Wolfgang Kobek, Vice President Central Europe at Infor. “A combination of low total cost of ownership and the profound domain expertise of S&T, our implementation partner, makes the current Infor ERP MAX+ offering the perfect choice for demanding customers like AVIA.“

Infor ERP MAX+ is an advanced solution supporting discrete series, unit and mixed-mode manufacturing. The solution provides highly integrated tools for manufacturing process management and covers all relevant areas focused on integrating efficient supply chain and Web-based communication processes. MAX+ has been especially designed for the automotive industry and machine tools segment.

About AVIA Ashok Leyland Motors

AVIA was established in 1919 as a company focused on aircraft manufacturing and repairs. In 60s, the company transformed itself into automotive manufacturing. In 1987, AVIA produced nearly 20,000 light lorry cars and after 1989 the company has been reorganized. Since 2005, the company has been in hands of Odien Capital Partners, the automotive division has become a part of Indian’s Ashok Leyland looking for a platform to expand into Europe. Ashok Leyland currently has five manufacturing facilities in India employing 12,000 people.

About Infor

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