Bahrain's ASRY Transforms Ability To Serve Maritime Sector By Embracing Cloud


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Infor®, the industry cloud company, today announced that Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Co. (ASRY), the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has gone live with Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, a powerful cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is enabling the company to digitize its business while raising its efficiency, sustainability and ability to innovate.

The achievement was marked by a celebration at the Convention Center of Gulf Hotel Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, that took place on October 24th, 2023, with the esteemed presence of Wolfgang Kobek, the Executive Vice President of Infor, International, and Mazen Mohammed Matar, ASRY Managing Director.

ASRY is the Gulf region's biggest maritime repair and fabrication facility, specializing in ship, rig and naval repair and conversion, and maritime fabrication and engineering. The company's facilities include a 500,000-deadweight-tonnage drydock, two floating docks, 15 repairs berths, twin slipways, a 2,500,000+-square-meter fabrication area, and a full range of workshops and service centers.

Through installing Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, ASRY will be able to keep track of orders involving thousands of specialist parts and components, both for servicing customers and for running and maintaining its own operations specially concerning its substantial scale and scope of business. ASRY works with over 2,000 business partners and typically tracks around 60 to 100 ongoing projects at any one time.

By deploying Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, ASRY has unified and automated all of its major business functions, including procurement, accounts, and supply chain management. This has enabled it to improve its efficiency, while giving management a single source of truth for all business transactions. Through the solution, ASRY is seamlessly integrated with its partners, allowing it to secure components more quickly, thus improving repair and fabrication times, and enhancing customer experience.

Wolfgang Kobek, the Executive Vice President of Infor, International, said:“By embracing the cloud and automating its business systems with Infor, ASRY proves the ability of industry-specific solutions to help organizations boost their efficiency, agility, and ability to serve customers and support the growth of major industries. We look forward to continuing to support ASRY on its digital transformation journey well into the future.”

The move to a multi-tenant cloud environment also means ASRY benefits from continuous innovation from Infor, with software updates and upgrades taking place automatically as soon as Infor implements them. The solution was implemented by Infor's consulting services team.

Mazen Mohammed Matar, ASRY Managing Director, said:“By deploying Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, ASRY has positioned itself for sustainable growth and innovation. We are now realizing enormous efficiency gains through automation, which means we can allocate our staff where they are most needed and gain immense value from our data. We're proud to support Bahrain's maritime industry and be part of the country's ongoing digital transformation.”

About Infor:

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. We develop complete solutions for our focus industries. Infor's mission-critical enterprise applications and services are designed to deliver sustainable operational advantages with security and faster time to value. Over 60,000 organizations in more than 175 countries rely on Infor's 17,000 employees to help achieve their business goals. As a Koch company, our financial strength, ownership structure, and long-term view empower us to foster enduring, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers.

About ASRY:

ASRY is the Arabian Gulf's most experienced maritime repair and fabrication facility, where it was founded in 1977 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Its leading range of facilities includes a 500 K dwt dry-dock, two floating docks of 252m and 227m in length, 15 repair berths with a total length of approximately 5,000m, twin 255m slipways, and a full range of workshops and service centres. ASRY's operates in four sectors – Ship Repair & Conversion, Rig Repair & Conversion, Naval Repair & Conversion, and Fabrication & Engineering– which combined cover all types of vessel repair including jack-up rigs and other offshore assets, as well as fabrication of onshore and offshore industrial components.

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