SAPA expands contracts with Quintiq

January 13, 2010 | Shanghai, China
First Chinese customer SAPA re-elects Quintiq to maximize new facilities capacity utilization
Quintiq announces today that SAPA Heat Transfer (Shanghai) Ltd. (SHTS) has decided to extend the Quintiq Company Planner and Scheduler for the planning and scheduling of new work shops in Shanghai, China. The planning solution will support the company in Shanghai in distributing the workload over the old and new facilities, and maximize the capacity utilization, while keeping total inventory to a minimum.

SHTS started to cooperate with Quintiq China in 2006. At that time, Quintiq enabled SHTS to improve its delivery performance, reduce inventory and optimize manufacturing bottlenecks. Due to the earlier beneficial cooperation, SHTS re-elected Quintiq to support the utilization of the new facilities.

The capacity of SHTS has almost doubled due to the extension, and the new facilities have adopted the latest manufacturing technology. The benefits of these include shorter lead times, higher output, and an excellent product quality. SHTS therefore wants to use the new facilities as much as possible. When distributing orders, SHTS needs to consider more factors such as due date, the need to balance capacity over the old and new workshops, and the different production capabilities. The system will be integrated with the existing Quintiq APS system.

About SAPA Heat Transfer (Shanghai)
Sapa Heat Transfer (Shanghai) Ltd. is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), based in the automotive centre of Jiading, north of Shanghai. We are the only rolling mill in the world that has chosen to work exclusively with aluminum strips for heat exchangers in automotive applications. Our Swedish parent company, Sapa AB, develops, manufactures and markets value-added aluminum profiles, profile-based components and systems, and heat exchanger strips in aluminum. In 2008, the Sapa Group turnover was 33 billion SEK dollars and the company employed 13,000 people worldwide.  

About Quintiq
Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers software for planning and optimizing complex business processes throughout the enterprise. The company's headquarters is located in the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries in Australia, China, Finland Germany, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the USA, with implementations in 68 countries. For more information: or