Expanded Metal Selects Epicor ERP




The Expanded Metal Company Limited, part of the Gibraltar Industries Inc. group and a global manufacturer of expanded mesh products for the automotive and architectural industries, has selected Epicor’s next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to replace its existing ERP system and support its international operations. Expanded Metal has been manufacturing mesh-based metal products for more than 120 years at its site in Hartlepool, UK and also has a modern production facility in Hanover, Germany.
 
The company has used an ERP system to manage its full quote-to-cash cycle for more than 20 years. The solution became out of date, unsupported, and a risk to the business, as the complexity of its products demand more than its feature set can support. The new solution needed to provide sales, finance, production, customer relationship management (CRM), manufacturing, and supply chain management (SCM) for the company, all on a single consistent platform, while ensuring adherence to all local financial regulations.
 
Expanded Metal started by reviewing the top-tier ERP solution used by its parent company, but didn't feel it could meet its needs cost-effectively. Following a review of the wider market, Epicor ERP was selected because of its ease of use and versatile manufacturing features as well as for particular quality control and traceability needs, which were all available out of the box.
 
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