Exel expands China operation

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Exel Computer Systems plc is please to announce a significant new order for Exels China Office. 

Sigma precision components, whose major shareholder is Avigtrans Plc, has signed a contract with Exel to implement EFACS E/8 at its new manufacturing facility in the Peoples Republic of China.  The new 3,000m2 facility is located in the prestigious Export Processing Zone in the western suburbs of Chengdu.

The facility started operations at the end of 2006 producing component parts for aerospace and high technology industries worldwide.

To operate at the highest levels of performance in global markets, Sigma has adopted a green field approach, blending western management and quality control systems, with the benefits of a low cost economy and access to emerging markets.  EFACS E/8 will be implemented as part of the management, business control and quality systems. 

Mark Johnson Sigmas Managing Director said Sigma Management team has a wide experience in blue-chip aerospace companies and we wanted to choose a system which has a strong pedigree in the aerospace sector, to support our business.  EFACS E/8 not only provides all the core functionality, but it can grow in to other areas such as CRM and Document Management within the same package. 

The implementation commenced at the end of 2006 and will go live on the first phase in little over two months.  The project is being supported and implemented by Exels consultants from Exels office in Suzhou near Shanghai, overseen by the support and implementation teams in the UK. 

Johnson adds Because EFACS E/8 can run in simplified or traditional Chinese and English concurrently and will support the Chinese accounting requirements, it was a clear choice out of the packages we looked at.  Another key factor was that Exel employs Chinese consultants who are able to implement and support the system and are more able to relate to our own Chinese staff.

As part of the implementation of the EFACS E/8 financials, the Nominal Ledger analysis codes and group code will have code descriptions in Chinese, in accordance with statutory requirements, and with secondary analysis codes in English via the EFACS E/8 Nominal Ledger report writer.

About Sigma Components

Sigma Components moved to its new factory in September 2006 with its first batch of CNC machine tools arriving in October.  The first production run for UMECO Plc took place in December 2006.  Supported by its major shareholder Avingtrans, Sigma will invest over $2.5m in its facility in the coming years.

As specialists based in the UK and China, Sigma delivers improvement through developing business and supply chains into emerging world markets.  With specialist tools, Sigma can provide guidance and strategy, sourcing and procurement and market development for any business looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing market in China.

About Exel Computer Systems plc

Exel Computer Systems plc was established in 1985, and today the company is a leading force in the provision of integrated business solutions for manufacturing, distribution, accounting and commercial control.  With 650 customers in the UK and abroad, Exel opened an office in China in August 2004. 

EFACS-E/8 is a browser based fully integrated ERP business solution with multi-platform, multi-language capabilities.  E/8 includes Product Management, Change Control, Manufacturing, Accounting (including Chinese Accounting) Product Configuration, Mobile, Document Management, CRM, EDI and Workflow.  E/8 has been extended to run in a number of languages including simplified and traditional Chinese.

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