Fritz & Macziol wins another Southeast Asia order from Holcim

Fritz & Macziol wins another Southeast Asia order from Holcim
Published: 28 March 2013

Fritz & Macziol have received an order from Holcim Indonesia for its VAS logistic solution to be implemented at its new Tuban cement works.

The order follows a contract awarded to Fritz & Macziol by Holcim last summer for the implementation of its VAS system in five plants in the Philippines. Further orders in Indonesia, Thailand and also in Myanmar are on the horizon.

Because of this strong demand, the Industrial Applications & Services Division has now decided to set up a separate team at Fritz & Macziol Asia in Manila. Initially with two developers and a technical sales employee, customers will in the future be looked after directly on-site. In addition, the employees in Manila can also provide 24-hour support for European VAS users.

"Because of the construction boom, a large number of new plants are currently being built in Asia on 'greenfield sites'. From the very start, the processes here are designed such that with IT support they can be automated as much as possible. Of course, VAS offers the ideal support here," said Markus Lanz, VP of the Industrial Applications & Services Division at Fritz & Macziol.

Apart from the process automation, integration into the central SAP system of the Holcim Group also plays an important role in the Holcim plant Tuban project in Indonesia. Fritz & Macziol Asia is working closely  with the SAP Competence Center in Bangkok, Thailand, with which it had already prepared the concept for connecting the plants in the Philippines. Another important aspect for the decision in Indonesia was the multilingual aspect of the system.

"While an English-language version is installed in the Philippines, in Indonesia we will supply VAS in the national language Bahasa. We can supply the solution at any time with Thai or Burmese user interfaces as well. This is a central requirement in particular for customers in these countries," Mr Lanz adds.