Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 51 | Page 49


Infor to help transform Galva Coat for a digital future

I nfor , an industry cloud company , has announced that Galva Coat Industries LLC , a landmark plant in the industrial area of Abu Dhabi that produces a wide range of steel products , has selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial , a powerful cloud-based , industry-focused , enterprise resource planning ( ERP ) solution , to enable the digitalisation of the production process and delivery , in its effort to become the leading producer of lighting poles and guard rails across the region .

Based in Abu Dhabi ’ s Musaffah industrial area , Galva Coat was founded in 1995 and specialises in the design , engineering and manufacture of various steel products . Galva Coat has been the pioneer and the market leader in the field of lighting poles in the UAE and Middle East for 25 years .
Galva Coat has decided to move its ERP forward to the cloud and away from a legacy on-premises version as a crucial part of its Digital Transformation . After evaluating various options , the company chose Infor CloudSuite Industrial , powered by Amazon Web Services ( AWS ), to enable order management with CRM , planning , shop floor operations , time sheets management , supply chain including vendor portals and customer portals , finance and analytics .
Omar Uwayda , General Manager , Galva Coat , said : “ Our senior management team was looking for a solution that would provide real-time efficiency and optimisation across the plant . Especially , the production planning needed to better reflect that we operate in a project manufacturing mode rather than the standard manufacturing scenario . We found that Infor ’ s cloud solution provides the required capabilities using Infor ’ s best
business practices provided by industryfocused Infor Implementation Accelerators as part of the Infor CloudSuite .”
By implementing the multi-tenant Infor CloudSuite Industrial , running on the Infor OS operating services platform and powered by AWS , Galva Coat is aiming to automate and integrate its production control systems and plant maintenance solutions and provide meaningful real-time analytics across operations to its senior management .
The deployment will start in April and is expected to go live before December . ITWare LLC , Dubai , UAE , one of Infor ’ s long-standing ERP channel partners in the region focusing on Infor ’ s CloudSuite solutions , worked closely with the Infor team during the entire presales cycle and will be leading the implementation efforts .
“ It ’ s yet another win for Infor in the region as it continues to establish its dominant position in the Middle East as industry cloud company driven by technology and automation . Galva Coat is ideally positioned to reap the benefits of this project to increase efficiency and productivity as it marches on in its quest to be one of the industry leaders in this domain ,” said Amel Gardner , VP and General Manager , Infor Middle East and Africa . •