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Emirates Global Aluminum partners with SAP for digital transformation


Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has announced the signing of an agreement with SAP to transform its core enterprise resource planning solution to SAP’s latest S/4HANA software.

EGA uses SAP software solutions to manage functions such as marketing and sales, supply chain, finance, human capital, production planning and scheduling, and plant maintenance across its global business.

At the moment, EGA processes more than 150,000 commercial transactions each month. Upgrading to S/4 HANA will increase data processing speed by 30x, future-proofing computing for EGA functions and unlock the potential of digital capabilities such as artificial intelligence and advanced real-time data analysis.

EGA The new SAP S/4HANA will be hosted in a private cloud on Microsoft Azure and will benefit from continuous updates as SAP technologies evolve. The migration to the new system will be through SAP RISE.

EGA launched its much broader digital transformation in 2021, aiming to improve all aspects of its operations and business, while improving customer and employee experience and ultimately creating new revenue streams.

Abdulnasser bin Kalban, CEO of EGA, saying,

“Our digital transformation is a fundamental part of achieving EGA’s bold aspiration to innovate the future of aluminum production. Leading our sector in the application of Industry 4.0 requires advanced computing and software capabilities to generate data analysis and insights in “The opportunities of industry 4.0 are not only in our operations, but also in the functions through which we manage our business.”

Carlo K Nizam, EGA digital directorsaying,

“S/4HANA is part of our new digital foundations and brings with it a significantly improved employee experience that is real-time, mobile-friendly and integrates seamlessly with our next-generation data platform that enables a wide range of capabilities. Industry 4.0. .”

During the signing ceremony at EGA campus, Manos Raptopoulos, president of SAP’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, commented:

“Emirates Global Aluminum is a very progressive company, with the vision of harnessing the capabilities of Industry 4.0 to boost its competitiveness, improve operations and benefit its people. With SAP S/4HANA on RISE, EGA will increase its resilience and future-proof its IT for key business functions. EGA will also gain greater visibility, flexibility, reduced total cost of ownership and an improved user experience.”

In its broader digital transformation, EGA So far it has implemented more than 60 Industry 4.0 use cases, ranging from the use of artificial intelligence vision, to quality control of carbon anode production in real time, to the development of predictive tools for movements of the market in key commodities. To date, almost 2,000 EGA employees have upskilled in digital capabilities and ways of working, and the transformation has generated a financial impact of around $90 million.

News source: Emirates News Agency


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