GROSS-SIEGHARTS, Austria. Officials at TEST-FUCHS Group, a manufacturer of test systems and components for aerospace and defense, in Austria are enhancing the company’s global enterprise resource planning (ERP) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations with IFS Applications 10. The enterprise application suite from IFS in High Wycombe, England, will help TEST-FUCHS Group capitalize on efficiencies in preventive maintenance, fleet and asset management, component MRO, manufacturing, human resources, financials, supply chain, CRM, service management, document management, quality management, and quality assurance.
One of the first aerospace customers to choose IFS Applications 10, TEST-FUCHS will roll out the software suite across Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Singapore, China, and the United Kingdom and U.S. IFS Applications 10 will support the company’s global mechanical engineering and maintenance operations, which serve some of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers, airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and MRO facilities, including Airbus, Boeing, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Sikorsky, and Embraer.
TEST-FUCHS officials selected IFS for its industry-specific capabilities, completeness of the solution, and its long-term aerospace and defense industry experience, officials say. IFS Applications 10 has been designed to help companies connect their business to a digital backbone and capitalize on disruptive technologies, processes, and business models, including automation, connected devices, and servitization, or the transformation from a product-focused business model to one in which value-added services supplement traditional product offerings.
“As a fast-growing international technology and engineering company, it is essential that our operations are supported by enterprise software that can adapt and scale at the same rate as the business,” explains TEST-FUCHS Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Armin Havlik. “The flexibility of IFS Applications and the numerous optimization possibilities to further refine our business processes was a key factor in our decision, as was its built-in internationality, which enables TEST-FUCHS to easily adapt to country-specific requirements.”
TEST-FUCHS is deploying IFS Applications 10 and entering into a long-term strategic partnership with IFS to help aerospace and defense organizations better react to industry changes through the use of IFS Applications.
“For over 70 years, TEST-FUCHS has focused on technology and innovation to help its customers stay ahead in the fast-paced aerospace sector. This is why the company sought an integrated solution to manage and optimise all key business areas and enable it to continue providing a world-class service to its global customer base,” adds Peter Höhne, vice president of sales and marketing for IFS in Central Europe. “The agreement with TEST-FUCHS is yet another example of a leading A&D organization that selects IFS to get ahead of the disruptive technology challenges facing the industry. We are very pleased to win TEST-FUCHS as a strategic new customer as we expand our footprint in the A&D industry in the region.”
TEST-FUCHS develops and supports test equipment, ground support equipment, and components for the aerospace industry worldwide. The family-owned company delivers high-tech products to airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations. In addition to its headquarters in Austria, TEST-FUCHS has service centers and representative offices in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Singapore, and the U.S. and has a worldwide partner network.
TEST-FUCHS has developed and manufactured test systems for more than 100 different aircraft types. TEST-FUCHS has manufactured test systems for hydraulic, fuel, electric, electronic, pneumatic, and mechanic components. The product scope includes customer specific prototypes, modular test benches, or standard test systems. Other key activities are the manufacture and maintenance of aerospace components and pumps for helicopters, aircraft and military vehicles, as well as the production of actuators and valves for the space industry.
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The company’s team of 3,500 employees supports more than 1 million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners.