Bugaboo selects IFS Applications 9 to support fast international growth

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IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Bugaboo International has selected IFS Applications™ 9 to support a variety of business processes including finance, purchasing, manufacturing, sales, quality control, product lifecycle management, and human resources.

Bugaboo International BV is a global mobility company that makes strollers for infants and toddlers and a luggage system, the Bugaboo Boxer, for travelers. Its products are available in more than 50 countries around the world. Bugaboo employs over 1,200 people working at its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and at offices in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, USA, France, Australia, and in the assembly plant in China.

Bugaboo has started a program named ‘Connect’ to enable future growth for the company. This program focuses on creating more efficient and agile business processes that will be supported by high-quality business applications.

As the basis for the growth project, IFS Applications 9 will empower Bugaboo with one global system for production, sales, and finance. A unified environment will improve collaboration between sales, manufacturing, and Bugaboo’s head office—boosting the company’s time to market and customer service.

“We selected IFS Applications because it proved to be the best manufacturing solution. IFS has a global presence and we were impressed by their understanding of our requirements and the solution we are now implementing,” said Barry van der Groep, CIO at Bugaboo. “Our ambition is to grow our international business, which requires a state-of-the-art ERP solution. With IFS, we are able to create such a platform.”

Marco Verdonschot, Managing Director of IFS Benelux added, “Bugaboo is an iconic Dutch brand, and we are proud to work with them and to deliver our industry-leading enterprise ERP solution. We are eager to help Bugaboo realize its ambitions for further international growth.”

Anders Lundin, Corporate Communications. Telephone: 46 8 58 78 45 00, press@ifsworld.com

About Bugaboo

Bugaboo International is a Dutch design company that develops and produces mobility products. Bugaboo is known for its innovative and breakthrough design of pushchairs and luggage systems. Bugaboo began as a small start-up in 1999, but grew rapidly over the next ten years to become a global player. Bugaboo products are now available in more than 50 countries. Please visit bugaboo.com for further information.

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). Founded in 1983, IFS bring customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what's next in their industry. IFS’s 2,800 employees support more than 1 million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com.

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