SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that Wielton, the largest manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers in Poland and a leading European supplier, has implemented QAD’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution to streamline and optimize its plant and equipment maintenance and repair management process.
“The implementation project went smoothly and QAD EAM is a seamless part of QAD Enterprise Applications”
Wielton is as a world-class manufacturer with a strong reputation for advanced production technologies and is well known for producing quality products. To maintain its competitive edge, the company focused on ensuring its plant and equipment was effectively maintained to support operations.
Wielton chose to implement QAD’s Enterprise Asset Management solution to synchronize repair and maintenance with production, and integrate procurement of its spare parts with its existing QAD Enterprise Applications financial suite.
“The implementation project went smoothly and QAD EAM is a seamless part of QAD Enterprise Applications,” stated Maciej Glowacz, head of IT at Wielton. “Thanks to the power and simplicity of the user interface, we were able to improve our processes and complete maintenance tasks quickly and efficiently.”
QAD EAM allows users to manage maintenance, control the stock levels of spare parts and tools, as well as plan projects. This enables Wielton’s machinery resources to be available as required. Wielton now can maximize the uptime of its plant and equipment, while accurately controlling costs and moving rapidly to respond to breakdowns, as needed.
“With QAD EAM, failure notifications are submitted directly by the production department, minimizing the time required to eliminate failures and making more efficient use of our devices such as assigning costs to a given machine or device. As a result, we have better visibility to know if we should continue investing in repairs or simply replace a device,” added Glowacz.
“With QAD EAM as part of QAD Enterprise Applications, QAD can deliver on its promise to improve the clarity of Wielton’s planning and maintenance repair,” explained Jozef Nikoderm, project implementation consultant for QAD.
Wielton S.A. manufactures and sells semi-trailers and trailers in Europe. Its products include loading platform box semi-trailers, curtain semi-trailers, tippers, chassis, semi-trailer for containers, wagons, trailers, bodies, and refrigerated semi-trailers. The company also provides canvas covered semi-trailer, curtain semi-trailer with drop sides, loading box semi-trailer, semi-trailer with coil, body box semi-trailers, semi-trailers to transport machines, center axle trailers, sets, tipper bodies, swap bodies, agricultural trailers, agricultural platform trailers for bales, and dolly trolleys. Its customers comprise transportation, construction, production, agriculture, and distribution companies, as well as foreign dealers of goods vehicles and semi-trailers. Wielton S.A. markets its products through a sales network and service points network in Europe. The company was formerly known as Wielton Trading sp. z.o.o. and changed its name to Wielton S.A. in January 2004. Wielton S.A. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Wielun, Poland.
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