International Business Systems (IBS) and Abey Australia sign an agreement to implement IBS Enterprise business software for its distribution and manufacturing operations.
STOCKHOLM, November 20, 2009 – International Business Systems (STO: IBS B) the leading application supplier for wholesale and distribution, today announced that Abey Australia, a leading distributor of quality tap ware, sinks, ovens and proudly Australian manufacturer of plumbing components, has selected IBS Australia as their technology partner to help position the company for continued growth. IBS Enterprise business software solution meets and exceeds Abey’s specific business requirements, in all areas – It is a proven total IT solution that is designed not only for wholesale & distribution companies, but also has strong capabilities for manufacturing.
Geoff Anderson, Managing Director of Abey Australia, says, “Abey has demonstrated that manufacturing in Australia can still be viable proposition if managed correctly, and our choice of IBS is all about forming a strategic partnership to drive further efficiencies and to maximize the growth of our business.” He adds, “Abey has a strong family culture and believes firmly in the importance of relationships. The passion, experience and knowledge shown by the local IBS team were a key consideration in the deliberations and our final decision.”
Abey will implement all of the core IBS software modules, including Distribution, Warehouse Management, Finance and Manufacturing. E-Business is also an exciting area of growth for Abey, and NetStore, the e-business software by IBS, will help Abey extend new channels of business for both existing and new customers and geographies.
Kamal Sharma, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for IBS Asia Pacific, commented, ” Abey is an excellent example of a company punching above its weight, thanks to its excellent strategy, management team, and product range. IBS’ focus is on assisting companies like Abey, whose operations involve both distribution and manufacturing, to maximize their revenue and growth potential. It does this with a business IT solution based on global best practices, but designed and implemented with local know-how based on their unique industry & business needs”
For more information, please contact:
Oskar Ahlberg, Senior Vice President of Communications, IBS AB
Tel: +46-70-244 24 75
IBS specialises in differentiating companies from their competitors on the strength of their distribution operations.
Founded in 1978, IBS has over 30 year’s experience of distribution in industries ranging from automotive and electronics to paper, publishing and pharmaceuticals. This deep understanding of distribution models and best practices is embodied in IBS’ global distribution system, which is enhanced with local expertise to create a unique system for each IBS client.
More than 4,000 companies in 40 countries rely on IBS to improve their distribution operations – enabling them to achieve both increased profitability and higher valued services to the channel.
IBS B share is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North Exchange Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.ibs.net