Japan’s Topre Selects Infor’s Automotive Industry Cloud ERP as Its Platform for Driving Company-wide Digital Transformation

Automotive components giant leverages Infor cloud as a core business system that will pave the way for other similar companies in Japan


TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - Infor Japan
K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, a global leader in business cloud
software specialized by industry, today announced that Topre Corporation has selected
Infor CloudSuite™ Automotive, Infor's cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP)
solution for the automotive industry. The company will
leverage this ERP solution on its core business system for the
management of production, sales, purchasing and inventory for its domestic automotive business across seven sites, and will also use the suite for accounting
management across its entire domestic operations.


In the future, Topre
plans to roll out the cloud ERP solution to all its global sites, including the
US, China and Thailand. Infor's cloud ERP is viewed as a platform with
capability in production management, which is an absolute priority among
automotive companies seeking accurate production-planning and on-time customer


■ Background

Topre is a manufacturer of a range of products that supports people in their
daily lives, from pressed automotive components for frames and other parts of
automobiles, to refrigerated trucks for the safe transportation of food, air-conditioning
systems to improve comfort, and electronic equipment that is essential in the information
technology economy. The company's automotive business in particular, which is
focused on pressed automotive components, accounts for about 70% of the Group's
total sales. It is also an expanding business area for Topre, which continues to
evolve press forming as one of its core technologies.


Japan's highly-competitive automotive industry is currently
undergoing an enormous transformation, with an increasing need to drive digital
transformation through utilization of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) and other state-of-the-art technologies, and
improvement of business practices. Topre previously used an in-house core
business system for achieving function-specific optimization of production
management and costs. To enable it to respond to new initiatives for
transformation, however, it decided to introduce a cloud-based core system
package with high scalability and the ability to standardize business
processes. As a result, it chose Infor CloudSuite Automotive, Infor's cloud ERP
solution for automotive companies, as its new core business system.


■ Reasons for

Infor CloudSuite Automotive is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based cloud ERP
suite of solutions for the automotive industry. With rich functionalities for the
automotive industry incorporated into a beautifully-designed user
interface, it is delivered on the highly-reliable Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform.


Topre chose Infor CloudSuite Automotive as the solution comes
packaged with the functionalities required by automotive suppliers, and that it
is already being used extensively in the industry. Enabling advanced production
and quality management, coupled with the sharing of data with automakers, and
visualization of supply chains, the suite offers cloud-based functionality for agile
responses to marked changes in the industry. The Infor Automotive Exchange
component of the suite, in particular, supports the unique Electronic Data
Interchange system for managing sales of the main domestic automakers, and
helps improve the efficiency of Topre's operations.


At the same time, Topre will adopt Infor Birst, a cloud-based
business intelligence platform to utilize data accumulated in the cloud for its
transformation. Together with Infor CloudSuite Automotive, Topre will build a platform for driving digital transformation aimed at improving business processes through standardization and efficiencies, and
implement data-based management and policies.


■ Quote from Tesshu
Harada, Acting General Manager, Business Process Re-Engineering Department,
Auto Parts Headquarters, Topre Corporation

"To survive what people are calling a once-in-a-century
transformation in the automotive industry, we have to transform our business
structures in cooperation with the automakers. We will start this process by
stepping away from our old systems and rebuilding a core business platform in a
highly scalable cloud environment to drive further digital transformation
across Topre. We chose Infor for its highly specialized
cloud solution with  a track record in
realizing the standardization of business transformation."


Media Contact

Phyllis Tan

Infor Asia Pacific Japan

+65 97999133

[email protected]

About Topre

Since it was founded in 1935, Topre Corporation has been advancing its
metal press forming technologies and die manufacturing technologies. Leveraging
the strength of an integrated system from design assistance through to
production, it supplies automakers in Japan, the USA, Mexico, China, Thailand,
and India with high
-quality products such as automobile frame components. In addition
to automotive components, it is utilizing its considerable technical
capabilities to expand into a wide range of business areas, including
refrigerated trucks for which it holds a leading share of the domestic market,
air-conditioning systems for buildings and homes, and REALFORCE keyboards for
personal computers.


Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Topre was
also selected in 2019 as one of the 400 “companies with high appeal for
investors” that comprise the JPX-Nikkei 400 index.

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