Hydro Aluminium chooses Quintiq

October 12, 2003 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Quintiq, a leading supplier of enterprisewide solutions in advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management, has again been awarded a comprehensive contract: Hydro Aluminium, one of the three largest integrated aluminum companies worldwide, decided today in favor of implementing Quintiq planning solutions. The contract includes the development of a scheduling system to further optimize processes at the Hamburg-based aluminum rolling mill.

"Among our reasons for choosing Quintiq were the significant benefits achieved by the Germany company Alunorf through Quintiq solutions," says Volker Backs, Head of Resource Planning & Metal Management in the Rolled Products business sector at Hydro Aluminium. Alunorf, the world's largest aluminum rolling mill, is a joint venture of Alcan and Hydro.

Hydro Aluminium's objective is to further reduce its inventory levels, while maintaining its excellent delivery performance and increasing productivity. In addition, it aims to achieve greater transparency along the entire production chain by means of a KPI-supported scheduling environment.

Scheduling solutions from Quintiq will provide Hydro Aluminium with comprehensive support in fulfilling its objectives: Quintiq offers automated order management and grouping, as well as optimized sequencing of machine groups at work in the Hamburg-based rolling mill's complex manufacturing processes.

Hydro Aluminium
Hydro Aluminium belongs to the Norsk Hydro Group, a leading supplier of energy, fertilizers and light metals. With a workforce of 27,000, Hydro Aluminium sells 3 million metric tons of aluminum annually. The company continues to expand its capacity for further processing, especially in rolled products, and as a supplier of extruded products for the automobile and construction industries. In addition, Hydro is the world's leading magnesium manufacturer. For further information, please visit www.hydroaluminium.com

Quintiq offers a standard software solution to virtually any planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization problem. Its breakthrough technology empowers companies with flexible solutions, enabling them to exactly model their business and optimize it fully, delivering bottom line value.