MRO Magazine

Alyaf selects IFS Applications 9 to support growth plans

September 1, 2015
By Business Wire News


IFS (, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Saudi Arabia’s leading and largest Geotextiles & Geocomposites manufacturer for 23 years, Alyaf Industrial Company has chosen IFS Applications™ ( to replace its current system in order to provide enhanced functionality and better support for the company’s expansion plans.

IFS Applications will manage Alyaf’s complete manufacturing and supply chain requirements with the ability to support both configure and make-to-order production. Additionally, IFS Applications will also support other operational functions within Alyaf including: HR, finance, payroll, procurement, inventory planning and replenishment, preventative maintenance and work order to maintain the company’s equipment. In addition, it will help prepare the controlled documentation of all processes.

Alyaf will also leverage the IFS Manufacturing Visualizer—an out-of-the-box configurable solution that provides up-to-date information about production statuses from a resource and material perspective.

With two production sites under one company, multiple warehouses and sales centers located across the Middle East, Alyaf required a solution that will support the company’s ongoing expansion projects to meet increased demand for its product mix. The deployment of IFS Applications is expected to go live in the first quarter of 2016.

“IFS was clearly favorable against its competitors,” says Nader Nafady, President and CEO of ALYAF. “With an integrated, single-instance ERP solution, complete with HR and payroll, IFS Applications 9 will help us manage the business more effectively and better support our complex manufacturing requirements. Coupled with a local team and exemplary local customer references, we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with IFS to support our continued growth.”

“Alyaf’s investment in IFS Applications will help to optimize the company’s operations whilst supporting their ongoing expansion,” says IFS Middle East, South Asia & Africa managing director, Ian Fleming. “We look forward to partnering with Alyaf to enable it to become more efficient and agile as the company realizes its growth plans.”

For more information about how IFS helps customer in the manufacturing sector, please visit:

About Alyaf

Alyaf Industrial Co. Ltd. is a leading Saudi Arabian company established in 1992 as a specialized manufacturer of nonwoven polyester and polypropylene geotextiles for civil and environmental engineering applications including soil stabilization, sub-surface drainage, shore protection, waterproofing, landfill and landscaping. ALYAF also manufactures a comprehensive range of geocomposites in collaboration with UK based GEOfabrics. ALYAF is proud to be the first geosynthetic manufacturer in the Middle East certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Operational Hazard & Safety System. Complementig its portfolio of high quality products ALYAF offers technical support to engineering consultants and project owners from design to implementation. For more information visit:

About IFS

IFS™ ( is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: (

Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld (

Visit the IFS Blogs on technology, innovation and creativity:

This information was brought to you by Cision

Jill Rick, 262-317-7425
Marketing Communications Analyst