SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

November 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Lucchini Poland Selects Epicor®

Poland's Largest Manufacturer of Wheels, Axles and Railways Is Set to Implement Epicor ERP

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Poland's largest manufacturer of wheels, axles and railway sets, Lucchini Poland, is implementing Epicor 9, the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and Global 1000 companies. Epicor will streamline all of Lucchini's business processes including management of manufacturing, logistics, quality control, service and finance. The implementation will be carried out by Epicor Software Poland.

Epicor will help the company operate even more efficiently, especially when it comes to production planning, management, and quality control; the latter being of great importance. Lucchini is famous for the excellent quality of its components, such as monoblock railway wheels -- recognized with the Srebrne Godlo Q1 2009 award -- as well as axles and wheel sets. Epicor will also support Lucchini in efficient project management. In this particular case, projects will be used to smoothly manage long-term contracts with customers. For Lucchini, the implementation of Epicor configurator application is of particular importance, as it will enable Lucchini to prepare a complete product at the same time as the sales offer is drafted, including the selection of sub-assemblies. Epicor is equipped with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) which enables Lucchini employees to capture data via touch screens directly in the manufacturing module, to facilitate and accelerate their work.

"Lucchini has been present in the Polish market since 2003 and is currently the largest manufacturer of wheels, axles and railway sets in Poland," said Mariusz Wyrzykowski, director of the management accounting and planning department for Lucchini Poland. "Our products are aimed primarily at companies manufacturing rail vehicles, such as railway or tram cars and train sets. Lucchini keeps investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to meet the growing volume of orders. The investment in an ultrasound flaw detector, specially designed by engineers from the Lucchini RS group, which helps prevent material defects, is the best illustration of our attention to ensuring maximum product quality.

"Another step towards optimization of business processes is the purchase and implementation of an integrated ERP system from Epicor, tailored to our needs. Our goal is to improve our operations with regards to management of manufacturing, logistics, finance, quality control and service. This will reinforce our market leading position."

"The philosophy and technology behind Epicor 9 redefines the quality of ERP systems," said Marcin Sokolowski, senior marketing manager for Epicor Software Poland. "It is based on a second-generation service-oriented architecture (SOA), combining functionalities offered by nine of our previous products. This is why we believe that our next-generation solution can help Lucchini, a very innovative company, to operate even more efficiently. It is also notable that Epicor will streamline all areas of operations of a company which is an undisputed market leader and the largest provider of wheels, axles and railway sets in the Polish market."

About Lucchini Poland sp. z.o.o.

Lucchini Poland sp. z o.o. started its operations in March of 2003 on the basis of Wheel Sets Department, separated from Huta L.W. steelworks in Warsaw. Today, it is the Poland's largest manufacturer of wheels, axles and railway sets; 75% of the output is exported. The company was recognized with the Golden and Silver Quality International 2009 awards in two categories. The company's scope of operations includes: manufacturing of monoblock wheels, wheel centers, and train axles of different types (for freight and passenger cars, for locomotives); assembly of wheel sets (with or without axle boxes); and, regeneration of wheel sets (with or without axle boxes). More information is available at

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor celebrates 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit

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