Swedish Väderstad drives international growth with IFS

IFS has revealed that Swedish Väderstad, one of the world’s leading companies in tillage, seeding and planting, has purchased IFS Cloud to drive international growth, navigate new market conditions, and better manage operational complexity.

With the IFS Cloud platform, Väderstad aims to deliver a modern systems architecture, accompanied by rich functionality and a partnership-based approach.

Implementing this solution will enable the company to streamline its operations and replace its five existing ERP systems with a single platform based on IFS Cloud, whilst tapping into the solution’s service management and enterprise asset management functionality simultaneously.

This implementation will roll out for 2,000 users across 18 sites and 17 countries, with stage one being installed across two production units in Sweden, Stage two will involve IFS installing the solutions across Väderstad’s sales operations worldwide, with phase three implementing the solution at Väderstad’s main production units in Canada and the US.

Ann-Kristin Sander, managing director Nordics, IFS, said: “Continuously evolving their product development and staying ahead of the pack in terms of engineering capability is very important to Väderstad. We knew that we could meet their needs by combining our deep knowledge of automotive machinery and complex manufacturing with the versatility and rich functionality we can deliver through IFS Cloud.

“Our ability to partner with Väderstad at both a local and global level is also key,” added Sander. “We also have an extensive global support network which we can bring into play to address any issues that Väderstad might have at any time.”  

Anders Karlsson, vice president IT, Väderstad, said: “Working with IFS will enable us to transform the way we operate. With IFS, we will be able to replace a significant proportion of our existing infrastructure with IFS Cloud components to streamline our process delivery. If a new business need emerges today or in the future, we would be able to solve that and grow with IFS Cloud.”