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CalsonicKansei Selects IFS Applications to Support Brazil Automotive Business



  CalsonicKansei Selects IFS Applications to Support Brazil Automotive
  Business

Business Wire

ITASCA, Ill. -- May 23, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that
CalsonicKansei, a Tier 1 automotive and consolidated subsidiary of Nissan
Motor Corporation Inc., has chosen IFS Applications™ as its new enterprise
solution for its Brazil operations.

With more than 17,000 employees world-wide, CalsonicKansei manufactures
climate control, electronics, engine cooling, exhaust, interior and automotive
integration systems and has over 50 manufacturing sites across the Americas,
Europe and Asia Pacific.

The main enterprise resource planning (ERP) project objective for
CalsonicKansei was to select a solution that would standardize global business
processes. The IFS Applications modules purchased ensure CalsonicKansei’s
success in areas such as order management, warehouse operations, preventive
maintenance, operations planning and scheduling, finance and accounting.

“We were looking for an ERP package to implement a standard process with
real-time visibility based on a global process template, across our
multi-national business units,” CalsonicKansei Senior Director of CIS for
North America Scott Hendryx said. “The benefits we realize from IFS
Applications will include global visibility and reporting capabilities, and
reduced fixed costs related to our business plan, CK GX4 T10, through 2016.”

“As a complex automotive component supplier operating in short lead time,
to-order manufacturing modes, CalsonicKansei is in an excellent position to
benefit from the functionality of IFS Applications,” IFS North America Vice
President of Sales Mike Lorbiecki said. “As IFS Applications offers full
support for the unique Brazilian tax and legal requirements, including
handling of Nota Fiscal documents, CalsonicKansei will be able to leverage the
benefits of a truly global solution.”

About CalsonicKansei

CalsonicKansei is an automotive parts supplier, which was formed in 2000
through a merger of Calsonic Corporation and Kansei Corporation. In 2005,
capital increased through a third party allocation to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,
thus making Calsonic Kansei a consolidated subsidiary of Nissan Motor. There
are over 17,000 employees world-wide, with approximately 2,700 located in
United States across four locations in Tennessee and Mississippi. For more
information, visit: www.calsonic.com

About IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops,
supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP
suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four
core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing,
supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in
approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. For more information
about IFS, please visit: www.IFSWORLD.com

Contact:

IFS
Kristy Mills, Marketing Communications
262 317 7476
kristy.mills@ifsworld.com
or
Chuck Rathmann, Marketing Communications Analyst
262 317 7419
chuck.rathmann@ifsworld.com
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