Triumph Motorcycles Appoints Infor for Global Business Systems Transformation

26th May 2016
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Iconic Motorcycle Manufacturer Invests in Infor Suite of Applications to Underpin Next Phase of Major Global Business Transformation

NEW YORK -  May 26, 2016

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer, has selected Infor as its IT partner to support the business in achieving a major global transformation of its business systems. The Infor suite of software will be used initially to transform Triumph's global motorcycle order to fulfilment process, delivering improved manufacturing agility and enabling Triumph to offer an even greater premium customer experience.

Infor's automotive suite of applications1will support 1600 users across 24 countries and will go live in 2019 following a deployment that will be undertaken in four key phases.

Infor won the competitive pitch based on its in-depth focus on the automotive market, scale and global capability, and credentials as both a vendor and implementation partner.  Infor LN was selected specifically for its deep functionality and close fit with the motorcycle manufacturer's complex processes.  

Replacing a host of legacy systems Infor's suite of applications will support manufacturing and assembly operations for Triumph in the UK, Thailand, Brazil and India.  Specific areas of focus include advanced analytics to evaluate production performance metrics on the assembly line, supply chain synchronization, including financial integration, and real time reporting.  In turn this will help enable Triumph to exercise greater flexibility and efficiency across a truly global manufacturing and supply chain network.

The applications will be fully integrated using Infor ION to facilitate transparency and collaboration across the global dealer network, while Infor Ming.le will represent a platform from which all applications are accessed, supporting role-based workflow and delivering alerts to boost productivity.

"We are committed to embracing the next phase of our growth with the very best tools to deliver on our vision, and Infor's modern technology platform, combined with applications designed specifically for the needs of automotive manufacturers, will equip us with a single platform from which to run our global manufacturing operations efficiently and flexibly," comments Nick Bloor, CEO, Triumph Motorcycles Limited. 

"One size no longer fits all when it comes to choosing enterprise applications, a fact which is especially true in the complex automotive sector where it is imperative to have an accurate picture of demand from dealers at all times, and the ability to quickly change configurations in line with this demand," comments Paul Carreiro, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, EMEA.  "Infor is committed to providing applications which not only support the finite needs of specific vertical industries, but allows applications to be easily integrated, accessed and upgraded.  We are incredibly proud that our solutions have been selected over stiff competition to support Triumph's global business transformation and we look forward to a successful long term relationship with this iconic British brand."

1Includes Infor LN; Infor ION; Infor Ming.le™; Infor SCM; Infor S&OP; Infor Automotive Exchange; Infor d/EPM; Infor CRM; Infor EAM; Infor Warehouse Mobility; Infor CPQ; Infor EPAK; Infor Supplier Exchange and Infor E-Commerce

About Triumph

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance. The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph's 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The original British superbike and a race winner straight out of the crate. Chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character.  It's that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.

Building around 54,500 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 750 dealers across the world. Triumph holds a unique place in the history of the International Six Day Trials as the motorcycle of choice for both the multiple winning British teams and famously Steve McQueen's US ride entry in 1964. At the heart of Triumph's philosophy is a commitment and passion to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride. This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple, the Daytona 200 and TT winning SuperSports Daytona 675R, the class defining Tiger 800, the transcontinental Tiger Explorer and the iconic Triumph Bonneville family.

Triumph currently employs around 2000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux, Brazil, India, Indonesia and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.

To find out more about Triumph please visit www.triumph.co.uk