Aerospace and Gas Turbine Fabricator Danville Metal Stamping Goes Live With IFS Applications

Mar 18, 2003, 00:00 ET from IFS

    CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- IFS announced today that Danville Metal
 Stamping Co., Inc., of Danville, Illinois, has implemented IFS business
 software.  The aerospace and gas turbine fabricator is using IFS'
 manufacturing, distribution, financial, product data management, and time
 reporting applications.
     "The decision to purchase and implement IFS was viewed as a way to grow
 our business, refine our processes, and take a major step to manage more
 effectively," said Tom Neal, Vice President for Manufacturing at Danville
 Metal Stamping.  "In the last 55 years, our business had grown utilizing
 independent support systems that did not work within a seamless environment.
     "The initial implementation focused on our core business needs in sales,
 engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, quality/shipping, and financials.
 During this process we have taken the opportunity to eliminate redundancies,
 streamline, and re-engineer our business processes.  The work up to this point
 has laid the foundation for future growth as we pursue preventive maintenance,
 constraint-based scheduling, customer scheduling, and adding a second site for
 our sister company, Thermo Techniques."
     "With more than 60 web-based components, IFS Applications(TM) makes it
 easier to integrate all aspects of your enterprise while reducing costs,
 improving profitability, and extending your business into new markets," said
 IFS North American President Terje Vangbo.  "IFS' unique lifecycle management
 approach, known as 3LM, lets companies integrate and manage three critical
 business areas-customers, products, and resources-throughout their
     About Danville Metal Stamping Co., Inc.
     Since its inception over 50 years ago, Danville Metal Stamping Co., Inc.,
 has grown from a three-person shop producing metal stampings to a company
 employing more than 450 people.  The Danville, Illinois-based company
 currently produces a variety of metal components for the aerospace and gas
 turbine industries.  Its customers include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric,
 Honeywell (AlliedSignal), and Rolls-Royce/Allison.  More information is
 available at .
     About IFS and IFS Applications
     IFS develops and supplies component-based business applications for medium
 and large enterprises.  IFS Applications, which is based on web and portal
 technology, offers more than 60 enterprise application components used in
 manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management,
 financials, engineering, maintenance, and human resource administration.  IFS
 provides customers step-by-step evolution to the extended enterprise with
 e-business solutions that offer partner, customer, and supplier collaboration.
 A leading global business applications supplier, IFS has more than 3,150
 employees, with sales in 47 countries.  The company is listed on the Stockholm
 Stock Exchange (XSSE: IFS).  More information is available at .
     IFS Applications is a trademark of IFS Industrial and Financial Systems.
 All other referenced company or product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
     For additional information, contact:  John Bridges, VP Marketing, IFS
 North America, +1-520-512-2000, or fax, +1-520-512-2001,; or Chris Jensen, President of Jensen Market Relations,
 +1-714-847-7846, or fax, +1-714-847-4856,