July 31, 2012 09:00 ET

Avon Rubber p.l.c. Invests in Sage ERP X3 for Global Implementation

World-Leading Company Will Implement Sage ERP X3 in Sites Across the U.S. to Drive Efficiency, Enhance Collaboration and Increase Business Insight

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Avon Rubber p.l.c. today announced that it has selected Sage ERP X3, a global ERP solution dedicated to the mid-market, to streamline its core business processes and integrate the financial and commercial operations across its business as it continues to accelerate business growth. The fully integrated business management solution -- which will be deployed globally across multiple sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia -- will provide operational control across all manufacturing, distribution, sales and service as well as localized and consolidated corporate financial reporting.

Sage ERP X3 was selected ahead of competitor solutions following a comprehensive process. The circa 450 user solution will provide a central hub for Avon Rubber p.l.c business-critical information, offering rich functionality across multiple business functions, territories and departments to provide a consolidated view of the company's total operations and deliver new levels of business insight.

Peter Slabbert, CEO Avon Rubber p.l.c., commented: "The conclusion of our selection process and the implementation of Sage ERP X3 kicks off one of the most important projects for Avon in this financial year and beyond: to consolidate and centralize our management systems. Inixion demonstrated unrivalled expertise with Sage ERP X3 coupled with a unique and deep understanding of our business requirements, and we are confident the project will be transformative for our business as we continue to accelerate our footprint worldwide."

Designed specifically for mid-market businesses with sophisticated business requirements or international ambitions, Sage ERP X3 is proven as a robust, easy-to-integrate and highly scalable global solution that is web-native. Furthermore, it has flexible customization and low total cost of implementation and ownership. Thanks to its intuitive design, the robustness of its technology and global capabilities, Sage ERP X3 was a natural fit for Avon Rubber's requirements.

"Sage ERP X3 is an ideal solution for enterprises needing to support international growth, streamline operations across borders and enhance productivity," explained Christophe Letellier, CEO Sage ERP X3, Sage Group p.l.c. "Many of our mid-market customers are already international businesses or have plans to expand internationally. Sage and our dedicated business partners like Inixion have the understanding and expertise to help them avoid making costly, cumbersome and complex investments. This latest partnership with Avon is testament to the expert counsel from our business partner and the robustness of the Sage ERP X3 solution."

Sage ERP X3 specialist business partner Inixion Limited will provide consultancy, implementation and associated professional services to Avon, manage the project and provide support for the solution.

About Avon Rubber p.l.c.
Avon Rubber p.l.c. is a world leader in the design, test and manufacture of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions to the world's military, law enforcement, first responder, emergency services, fire and industrial markets. Avon has a unique capability in CBRN protection based on a range of advanced CBRN technologies in respirator design, filtration and compressed air breathing apparatus. This enables Avon to develop specialised solutions that take full account of user requirements.

Avon Rubber p.l.c. is also a world leader in the provision of rubberware for the dairy business, supplying liners and tubing under its own MilkRite brand. Through an extensive network of distributors, Avon supplies farmers around the world.

About Sage
Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,600 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at Follow Sage North America on Facebook,, and Twitter,

About Sage ERP X3
Sage ERP X3 is a dedicated solution for mid-market and larger companies with international demands that enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Over 3,500 customers users worldwide have already chosen Sage ERP X3 because it is easy to use, rapid to deploy and cost effective. For over 10 years Sage ERP X3 has been a proven and comprehensive ERP solution addressing mid-market companies' specific requirements and challenges in industries from manufacturing and services, to distribution and many more. Sage ERP X3 has presence in 56 countries and counts a network of more than 1,500 Sage professionals and 240 partners in its ecosystem. For more information go to or follow Sage ERP X3 on Twitter @sageerpx3.

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