ZTT Technology upgrades to IFS Applications 9 to support strong international business growth

A leading global manufacturer of cable systems selects IFS to open a new chapter on digital transformation

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that ZTT Technology, a leading global manufacturer of cable systems, has chosen to upgrade their central system to IFS Applications 9™. The new solution will be used to support the core business processes of all the ZTT subsidiaries worldwide and to realize the next round of ambitious growth.

ZTT Technology (Shanghai Stock Exchange code: 600522) ranks among the top 100 high-tech companies in China. It has more than 12,000 employees in its 60 subsidiaries over 54 countries. Its total production volume surpasses 40 billion in RMB. Based on rapid growth of its global business and the need of new-round digital transformation, ZTT Technology decided to implement IFS Applications 9 as its next generation platform for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) and FSM (Field Service Management). After upgrading, the new system’s powerful functions and flexible architecture will bring more transparency and efficiencies to the company’s global operations, and comprehensively enhance its business agility to further boost the new-round of rapid growth.

This upgrade project not only shows the trust of ZTT Technology in IFS, but also marks further strategic cooperation between the two parties. Having operated IFS Applications for several years, ZTT Technology gradually cultivated a group of professional IT talents and established a new subsidiary in 2012, ZTT Software, to accelerate the transformation from manufacturing to industrial system integrator. As a member of the IFS Partner Network, ZTT Technology has now already become one of the largest implementation partners of IFS in China. By integrating IFS Applications with its self-developed solution such as MES (Manufacturing Execution System), WMS (Warehouse Management System), M2M (Machine to Machine), EMS (Energy Management System) and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), ZTT Technology can deliver full end to end smart manufacturing solutions. ZTT Technology 's products are also deeply involved in the field of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with products including industrial smart watches and industrial control terminals, which are highly welcomed by the customers throughout the manufacturing, communications, electronics, power grids, and other industries.

Shi Zongsheng, CIO of ZTT Technology said, “We chose to upgrade to IFS Applications 9 because we see great benefits in running an evergreen system in the future. The solution from IFS will greatly improve our global operational capabilities and help us keep abreast of competitive advantages in the changing market. Meanwhile, during the long-term cooperation with IFS, we have gained a profound understanding of the strong functions of IFS Applications and have accumulated rich implementation experience which could be used for our consulting services to IFS customers. This upgrade project lays a solid foundation for our deeper strategic cooperation.”

"ZTT Technology is not only our distinguished customer, but also a very important strategic partner of IFS," Raymond Lam, General Manager of IFS in China added, “IFS Applications’ flexible technical architecture and powerful features will bring more comprehensive enterprise insight and business agilities to ZTT Technology. After the launch of the project, the team at ZTT Technology will also be well trained and have deep know-how on how to best generate value from IFS Applications. I believe IFS and ZTT Technology’s strategic cooperation will continue to blossom.”
For more information about how IFS helps customers in the industrial manufacturing sector, please visit: http://www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/industrial-manufacturing/

Ken Wang, Marketing Manager, IFS China. Telephone: 86 21 6448 3398, press@ifsworld.com

Marnie Lightbound, IFS Asia Pacific & MEA. Telephone: 61 3 9810 1100, press@ifsworld.com

About ZTT Group

ZTT Group entered the field of optical fiber communication in the early 1990s. With decades of experience and a strong positioning in high-tech market segments, ZTT is active in the development, design, production, supply and installation of wide application ranges in telecom, power, renewable energy and oil & gas. ZTT was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600522) on Oct 24, 2002. ZTT has broken through the $5.01 billion mark in revenue in 2016, and is becoming a truly global company which products supplied in 147 countries, with overseas branch offices in 58 countries, registered subsidiaries in 6 countries, 60 subsidiaries, 7 research & development centers and over 13,000 employees. Product quality and innovation are the hallmarks of ZTT approach, in order to implement its global marketing strategy, ZTT has established strong relationships with the major global partners in all industries it operates in, realizing projects often customized according to customer specification for hundreds of global power utilities and telecom operators.
For more information visit: http://www.zttcable.com/

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