The OMCO Group Selects Provider to Run Multi-site Business Operations

Taps Glovia International as enterprise resource planning provider

Taps Glovia International as enterprise resource planning provider

El Segundo, CA — June 25, 2004 — Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu and a provider of extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order and high-volume manufacturers, announced today that the OMCO Group, located in Aalter, Belgium has selected, Glovia's enterprise resource planning solution, to manage their multi-site business operations.

The OMCO Group is Europe's leading and the world's second largest manufacturer of glass mold. They currently have nine production facilities located in various European countries, enabling the group to focus on local, commercial and manufacturing contacts.

The OMCO Group has a strategy of growth through acquisitions. To realize the benefits of these acquisitions and streamline operations OMCO said the need arose to replace the multiple legacy systems with one global ERP system. The implementation of will start at the OMCO Group location in Aalter and will provide a template for the rollout to the other production facilities in Europe.

The mixture of the various companies within the OMCO Group have created the advantage of specialization, enabling the OMCO Group to focus on maximizing output of its continuous investments in the latest state of art machinery.

The OMCO Group will implement Glovia's advanced planning, a real-time, multiple constraint-based planning system, which is integrated within the ERP system. These planning capabilities will enable the OMCO Group to realize higher machine and resource utilizations as well as reduce overtime and idle time, Glovia said.

"We were impressed by Glovia's in-depth knowledge of the industry and their ability to address the unique needs of our business," said Jean-Christophe Seynaeve, plant manager for the OMCO Group Aalter location. "It is clear that their Japanese roots, being a Fujitsu company, are reflected in the product. Features like Seiban and Kanban will increase our overall manufacturing capacities and will enable us to meet our objective of a real-time integrated system, allowing us to better manage our global manufacturing operations."

Maze Consult, a third-party consultancy firm specialized in ERP selections, played a major role in OMCO's selection of "A majority of manufacturing companies require their IT solutions to provide visibility across their enterprise to help provide a competitive edge," said Luc Leysen, Managing Director for Maze Consult. "Glovia's solutions provide an excellent choice for the OMCO Group to meet these challenges from a time, cost and return on investment standpoint."