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The largest company in Uzbekistan is implementing SAP

The largest company in Uzbekistan is implementing SAP

Moscow, June 4, 2013 - The company SAP CIS, a global provider of business management solutions, an international consulting company ALPE consulting and Group of companies AKFA - one of the leading enterprises in Central Asia, announce the start of the SAP solutions implementation project, the first automation project of this scale in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Group AKFA brings together the production of aluminum and PVC profiles, accessories, components, and a wide range of construction products in the Republic of Uzbekistan. AKFA is a fast growing trade and production company, with the continued growth of produced product range and number of employees.

In 2011, the market of Uzbekistan and Central Asia, a new business star has risen - was born a new brand of home appliances and electronics Artel, which during one and a half years has shown a steady growth and a significant share of the market of Uzbekistan. For the moment, the brand Artel (owned by the group of companies AKFA) has over 10 types of products (from gas stoves to mobile phones) on the market for more than 50 different models.

Leaders of new business from the beginning adopted a policy to be in trend with the best global practices, the latest high-quality materials, high-tech equipment and high quality standards. On the production processes KAIZEN are implemented, the company is certified with ISO 9001, every manufactured product is inspected by an accredited laboratory. In the group of companies high standards of teamwork, innovation and corporate governance are maintained.

It is no accident that, according to a review of corporate governance systems, the solutions SAP AG have been chosen which are de facto a standard for management systems of major manufacturers of consumer electronics and domestic appliances from Japan to America. As a result of careful selection, the management of the Group of companies opted for a reliable partner to implement - the company ALPE consulting. The key decision criteria were successful consultancy projects in Russia, strict adherence to the implementation methodology and professional team of consultants.

The basis of the new management system, the project team selected the most suitable business processes of SAP Best Practices package for industrial enterprises. It is planned that at the first pilot enterprise of the group, the gas stoves plant, on May 1, 2013 there will be launched a full scope SAP ERP solutions in terms of business planning, finance, management accounting, manufacturing, logistics and equipment repair management. According to the project plan the Go Live took place exactly as scheduled. Also there has been a launch of the new model of centralized distribution of products based on SAP ERP Sales & Distribution and new solutions SAP RDS Extended Warehouse Management, which will manage the sales of all product range Artel in Uzbekistan and abroad.

Plans: deploying solutions to other production sites of the brand Artel and Group AKFA, the introduction of solutions for budgeting and consolidation of SAP BPC, automation of the network mono brand stores Artel based on SAP RETAIL.

Kamola Mirzaliyeva, Chief Financial Officer of the Group AKFA is telling about the history of the project: «Artel name comes from the addition of the words Art of Electronics, which speaks of our aspiration to the highest quality standards. SAP solution for us is Art of Management, and with this system we want to achieve full transparency and manageability of the group of companies from the headquarters, so for all the employees of the company the SAP implementation project is one of the highest priorities. It is encouraging that the project is developed strictly within the framework of the plan. We have identified the best managers to participate in the project, and after a productive start in the factory of gas stoves, this team will form the basis of SAP competence center in our company, which will lay the potential for deployment of SAP solutions and also in the segment of aluminum and PVC profiles, windows and accessories. Such has not happened in Uzbekistan before, and we're excited to be pioneers and set an example for other holdings of Uzbekistan. "

Alexander Schachner, CEO of ALPE consulting, is confident in the success of cooperation: "We appreciate working with AKFA very much, the company clearly understands the business objectives of the company and is ready to cooperate with the quality implementation partner, contributing to the establishment of new business processes. ALPE consulting guarantees our customers a high quality implementation, execution of the project within a specified time, as well as a rapid return of the investment in the future. "

Information on the Group of companies AKFA

History of AKFA ((http://www.akfa.uz/) began in 1998. One of the first steps on the way to the development of the Central Asian market was the construction of a plant for the production of aluminum, and then the production of PVC profiles. Today, a group of companies AKFA includes companies producing aluminum and PVC profiles, accessories, components, and a wide range of building products in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

In 2011, we entered into a strategic partnership with the leaders in the production of household appliances: South Korean brand Samsung, the well-known Chinese company Midea, one of the best Italian industrialists and Gloria major Turkish producer Odul, which gave impetus to the discovery of its own brand Artel, which for one and a half years has won a significant share of the market of Uzbekistan. Becoming the best is not always easy, and holding the leading positions for more than 10 years is even more difficult. The company has already established itself in the CIS market, and is now ready to conquer new heights.

About SAP

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Information about ALPE consulting

The company ALPE consulting ((www.alpeconsulting.com) provides professional services to Russian and international companies to implement, maintenance and support on SAP. SAP projects are implemented exactly on time, efficiently and according to the budget. The company is a SAP Gold Partner. ALPE consulting is awarded with SAP Quality Award and SAP Initiative of the Year. The Customer Support Center is certified SAP PartnerEdge PCoE. The assets ALPE consulting experience of successful projects for companies in different industries. Our clients Kalina, Magna, Empire of Bags, Continental, BRAAS-DSK 1, URSA, OLIV'E, Rockwool, Volga-Dnepr, AstraZeneca and many others. 100% of our projects are successful!

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