Bahrain steel giant ropes in Tata Consultancy
Manama, May 29, 2012
SULB, the region’s first fully integrated steel sections and beams producer, said it has signed up Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the global software giant from India, for the implementation of SAP software and business warehousing solutions at its mill.
SULB is a joint venture between Bahrain-based Gulf United Steel Holding Company (Foulath), a leading steel investment and holding company in the Middle East (with 51 per cent) and Japan's Yamato Kogyo, a leading global sections and beams producer (with 49 per cent).
SAP will be implemented for finance/costing, materials management, sales and distribution, production planning, quality management, plant maintenance and HR/payroll along with SAP’s business intelligence tools, said a statement from SULB.
Commenting on the deal, Mohammed Al-Jabr, the CEO of SULB, said: "We are pleased to be working with TCS, a global leader in software and business solutions, on the implementation of SAP solutions for the Bahrain project."
"Having recently appointed TCS, we have moved swiftly along, kicking off the project, which we expect to completed over the coming eight months. In this and every other aspect, SULB is a world class project that we are working diligently to complete and deliver to plan," he noted.
The project has been built at a total investment cost of $1.4 billion, including the acquisition of Saudi SULB.-TradeArabia News Service