April 20, 2009 10:00 ET

Beverage Plastics Chooses Infor ERP SyteLine for Quality Control

Software to Improve Production Planning and Enable Planned Maintenance

ARMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Infor today announced that Beverage Plastics Limited, the Co. Armagh-based manufacturer of plastic bottles, has invested in its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Infor ERP SyteLine's depth of functionality complements the company's plans to adopt an advanced business system to support its high volume, continuous 24 x 7 production environment.

Beverage Plastics manufactures plastic bottles, preforms and one-piece closures mainly for the soft drinks industry. The company will implement ERP SyteLine in several areas of the business, particularly quality control, production planning, maintenance and shop floor data collection. These areas are currently generating a large amount of manual records.

The Infor ERP software will allow Beverage Plastics to capture data on quality checks, introduce a barcode stock tracking system for finished goods stock and a production planning system visible to the entire company that will include scheduled maintenance tasks.

"We reached a stage where an upgrade to a new version of our current system would have been very costly so we took the opportunity to investigate the market and see what else was available. We were very pleasantly surprised at the functionality available in modern ERP systems. We looked at six options, shortlisted two, and finally decided on ERP SyteLine from Infor," explains Shirley Dew, IT manager and project manager for the ERP SyteLine implementation project, Beverage Plastics Limited.

"The approach of the Infor team gives us high expectations of the benefits that we can achieve through this project. Infor's approach to the sales process was unique. It was not about showing off the software but about focusing on areas in our business where they believed ERP SyteLine could bring benefits. The demonstration of the software reflected a genuine understanding of what we wanted to achieve."

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About Beverage Plastics Limited

Beverage Plastics Limited manufactures plastic bottles, preforms and one-piece closures primarily for the soft drinks industry. Formerly known as Boxmore Plastics Limited, Beverage Plastics is a former subsidiary of the Chesapeake Corporation. Beverage Plastics was founded in 1984 and was previously part of Boxmore International Plc until the organisation was taken over in February 2000 by Chesapeake Corporation. In March 2006 the company was bought by the senior management and is currently owned by its three directors. The company operates on a continuous basis running 24 hours a day and seven days a week using a rotating 12-hour, 4-shift system. Currently the company employs approximately 100 people to support its business activities. The company relocated to its current location at Silverwood in November 2007.

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