Elval is a leading aluminum manufacturer in Europe. Elval’s manufacturing base includes seven production plants in Greece and manufactures numerous aluminium products that meet the requirements of the packaging, construction, transportation and automotive industries, among others. Elval exports to more than 80 countries around the world and has trading facilities in seven European countries. The Elval Group is the major constituent of the aluminium manufacturing, processing, and marketing segment of Viohalco SA, the Belgium-based holding company of a number of leading metal processing companies across Europe.

The company has grown over the past three decades from a medium-sized regional producer to a global force. Current annual production (at Group level) is more than 350,000 tons.

Elval selected Quintiq's supply chain planning and optimization platform for hot mill, cold mill and melt-cast schedules and routings as well as Medium-Term Planning. Elval’s subsidiary Symetal uses all of those and also Quintiq’s Macro Planner.

The Quintiq solution supports ELVAL in maximizing capacity utilization and at the same time reducing inventory and improving delivery performance.

ELVAL uses SAP as a backbone, which is completely integrated with the Quintiq solution. With Quintiq's solution, ELVAL reduced overall lead times by 25% and by as much as 50% for some products.

Elval was awarded a top distinction for its participation in the Greek Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2014, having received one of the four highest rankings. Its winning entry had the title: “Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimisation for Elval (Aluminum Rolling Industry)”. Subsidiary Symetal was granted a Gold ranking for its participation in the Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2015, again for the Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimisation Projects implemented using Quintiq Software.
The Quintiq implementation methodology is a robust tool which has helped our strategic initiative to re-engineer our production process. Within the first three months from Company Planner's Finite Capacity Planning Go-Live, the KPI measurement framework has shown a reduction of the manufacturing cycle times by almost 30% for some products, with a corresponding reduction of WIP. During the last twelve months, delivery lead times for some high-end products have been reduced by 25% and even 50% in some cases.
Periklis Tsahageas,
Project Manager,