Geminite Cement Industries set to digitally transform with Infor

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Infor, the industry cloud company, has announced that Geminite Cement Industries LLC has chosen Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, a powerful cloud-based, industry-focused enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Geminite, a subsidiary of the Gemini Group, is constructing the UAE‘s first fiber cement board manufacturing factory. The firm chose Infor CloudSuite to enable its digital route in order to maximise delivery in the face of rising demand for cement boards throughout the area. According to Mordor Intelligence, the UAE construction market is anticipated to be worth US $133.53 billion by 2026.

Geminite Cement Industries, based in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), is Gemini Building Materials’ manufacturing branch (GBM). With a portfolio of notable worldwide brands like as Knauf, Gyproc, and Saint-Gobain goods, the firm is one of the region’s major stockers and importers of construction materials such as gypsum plasterboards, false ceilings, drywall metals, and more. The business is nearing completion of the commissioning of its cutting-edge process-based fibre cement boards plant, which is slated to begin production within the next two to three months.

P.N. Venkat eswaran, Geminite’s project director, noted: “Geminite’s senior management is convinced that the cloud-based system enables our vision of paperless office, production and automation across the entire plant, from planning to invoicing, as the best way to support its lean plant from day one of going into production.”

Geminite intends to automate and integrate its production control systems and plant maintenance solutions by installing the multi-tenant Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, which runs on Infor OS powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The ability of Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise to capture data from across the business will allow management and operations teams to create production costing reports, providing a 360-degree view of the business while increasing efficiency across departments through a paperless, process-based approach.

The modern manufacturing ERP solution will assist Geminite in increasing efficiency, gaining insight throughout the organisation, and providing the agility to expand capacity as needed to meet the region’s rapidly increasing demand for gypsum boards.

Vineesh Babu, Gemini Group’s executive director, said: “By using Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise on AWS Cloud, we will become a smart producer of fiber cement boards, which are more durable, efficient and eco-friendly. Time-consuming processes will be automated, and we will be able to analyze our daily data to raise efficiency and tap new opportunities, helping us to supply the region’s construction industry with high-quality cement boards in a commercial offering. Infor’s team, along with its partner ITWare, came in with huge domain knowledge and experience and a solution fit, which we decided to go ahead with for a very compelling value-add proposition.” 

“This project demonstrates the power of cloud-based ERP software to help specific industries digitally transform. With Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, Geminite will be well positioned to drive innovation, increase productivity and exceed customers’ expectations while also gaining the agility to upscale rapidly,”  said Amel Gardner, Infor VP and GM for Middle East & Africa. 

The deployment will begin in April 2022 and will be completed in five months. ITWare LLC in Dubai, one of Infor’s long-standing ERP channel partners in the area, collaborated with the Infor team throughout the presales cycle and will oversee the installation.

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