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Pradeep Metals Selects Epicor ERP
April 2013 started with a notable win for Epicor in India as Pradeep Metals Limited, a leading manufacturer of closed-die forgings for the oil and gas, valve

die forging  a leading manufacturer of closed-die forgings for the oil and gas, valve, instrumentation, petrochemical, and general engineering industries around the world, announced that is has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The company chose Epicor because it met the company's business requirements to be easy to use and to have a flexible technology platform. Pradeep Metals’ production plant is integrated with a state-of-the-art facility for design, tooling, laboratory testing,

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