TEST-FUCHS Among First to Select IFS Applications 10 for Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing and Maintenance

May 29, 2018
TEST-FUCHS is one of the first A&D customers to select the recently launched IFS Applications 10 as its global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) solution.

May 29, 2018 - IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that the TEST-FUCHS Group, a leading manufacturer of test systems and components for the aerospace and defence (A&D) industry, is one of the first A&D customers to select the recently launched IFS Applications™ 10 as its global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) solution.

Headquartered in Austria, TEST-FUCHS selected IFS because of its industry-specific capabilities, completeness of the solution, and its long-term aerospace and defence industry experience. TEST-FUCHS will roll out IFS Applications 10 across Austria, Germany, Italy, France, UK, USA, Singapore, and China to support its global mechanical engineering and maintenance operations, which serve some of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers, airlines, OEMs and MROs, including Airbus, Boeing, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Sikorsky, and Embraer.

IFS Applications 10 has been designed to help companies connect their business to a digital backbone and capitalise on disruptive technologies, processes, and business models such as automation, connected devices, and servitisation. The implementation at TEST-FUCHS will cover preventive maintenance, fleet & asset management, component MRO, manufacturing, human resources, financials, supply chain, CRM, service management, document management, quality management, and quality assurance.

In addition to the new deployment, TEST-FUCHS will enter into a long-term strategic partnership with IFS to help organisations in the aerospace and defence sector react to industry changes by implementing IFS Applications.

“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,” said Armin Havlik, CFO, TEST-FUCHS Group. “The flexibility of IFS Applications and the numerous optimisation 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.” 

Peter Höhne, VP Sales & Marketing for IFS in Central Europe, added, “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. The agreement with TEST-FUCHS is yet another example of a leading A&D organisation 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.”

For more information about how IFS helps organisations in the aerospace and defence industry, please visit: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/aviation-and-defence/

TEST-FUCHS is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development and support of test equipment, ground support equipment and components for the aerospace industry. The innovative family-owned company delivers high-tech products to airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and maintenance repair and overhaul organisations (MROs). In addition to its headquarters in Austria TEST-FUCHS has service centres and representative offices in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Singapore and the USA 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, which are well known for their short delivery times and their high quality. 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.

TEST-FUCHS provides lifelong support for their products, user and maintenance training, calibration and the delivery of spare parts. For more information, visit: http://www.test-fuchs.com/en

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com