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Bahrain’s Asry embraces Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise

MANAMA, November 14, 2023

Infor, an industry cloud company, has announced that Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Co (Asry), the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has gone live with Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise. It is a powerful cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is enabling the company to digitise its business while raising its efficiency, sustainability and ability to innovate. 
The achievement was marked by a celebration with the presence of Wolfgang Kobek, the Executive Vice President of Infor, International, and Mazen Mohammed Matar, Asry Managing Director. 
Asry is the Gulf region’s biggest maritime repair and fabrication facility, specialising in ship, rig and naval repair and conversion, and maritime fabrication and engineering. 
Asry facilities
The company’s facilities include a 500,000-deadweight-tonnage drydock, two floating docks, 15 repairs berths, twin slipways, a 2,500,000+-sq m fabrication area, and a full range of workshops and service centres.
Through installing Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, Asry will be able to keep track of orders involving thousands of specialist parts and components, both for servicing customers and for running and maintaining its own operations specially concerning its substantial scale and scope of business. Asry works with over 2,000 business partners and typically tracks around 60 to 100 ongoing projects at any one time.
By deploying Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, Asry has unified and automated all of its major business functions, including procurement, accounts, and supply chain management. This has enabled it to improve its efficiency, while giving management a single source of truth for all business transactions. 
Seamless integration
Through the solution, Asry is seamlessly integrated with its partners, allowing it to secure components more quickly, thus improving repair and fabrication times, and enhancing customer experience. 
Kobek said: “By embracing the cloud and automating its business systems with Infor, Asry proves the ability of industry-specific solutions to help organisations boost their efficiency, agility, and ability to serve customers and support the growth of major industries. We look forward to continuing to support Asry on its digital transformation journey well into the future.”
The move to a multi-tenant cloud environment also means Asry benefits from continuous innovation from Infor, with software updates and upgrades taking place automatically as soon as Infor implements them. The solution was implemented by Infor’s consulting services team.
Matar said: “By deploying Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, Asry has positioned itself for sustainable growth and innovation. We are now realising enormous efficiency gains through automation, which means we can allocate our staff where they are most needed and gain immense value from our data. We’re proud to support Bahrain’s maritime industry and be part of the country’s ongoing digital transformation.”--TradeArabia News Service


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