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Lorge MS Dynamics ERP to lift Auramo


The Benoni based subsidiary of European international forklift attachment
and fork manufacturer Bolzoni-Auramo, has contracted branded business and
technology solutions provider and implementer Lorge to supply, install and
implement a Microsoft Dynamics Navision ERP financial and accounting
software solution.

A major objective of the software installation for Bolzoni-Auramo SA will be
to automate and centralise all data relating to inventory and manufacturing,
according to Louise de Bruin, manager of Lorge's MS Dynamics Navision
division. The solution is expected to go live at the end of February 2009.
"The MS Dynamics Navision solution is well suited to Bolzoni-Auramo's local
needs," said de Bruin. "It will provide general ledger, debtors and
creditors, fixed assets, sales, purchases, inventory and manufacturing. The
overall fit for the business is excellent so there will be minimal need for
Bolzoni Auramo is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and has an annual
turnover of about ?120-million (about R1.4-billion). Locally, the East Rand
factory assembles a variety of forklift attachments and tailor-made
variations for specific local needs. The attachments range from multi-pallet
handlers, rotators, carton and appliance clamps for the safe and damage-free
handling of white goods, to bale clamps, paper roll clamps and sideshifts.
Multi-pallet handlers supplied by Bolzoni-Auramo SA are used by Amalgamated
Beverage Industries for the stacking and loading of beverage cartons and the
company has the technology to design and produce customer-specific
solutions. For ABI, Auramo designed and produced a forklift model with wider
frame and fork spread, allowing wider pallets to be handled and achieving
significant reductions in handling time.
The Lorge solution will also cater for future needs, including bringing the
Bolzoni-Auramo branches located at Durban and Cape Town into on-line
financial reporting within the company's MS Dynamics Navision system.