Intentia is pleased to announce that The King Island Company Limited (KIC), Australia's leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of specialty cheese and gourmet products has signed a contract to license and implement Intentia's Movex e-Collaboration solution throughout its operations.
The A$2m (US$1.04m) deal involves some 120 users. The implementation of the full suite of Movex Version 12 is planned for completion in September 2002.

According to KIC's General Manager, Finance & Administration, Adrian Walschots, KIC has experienced double digit growth for close to four years. "This expansion has put considerable pressure on our existing ERP system, which was very basic and did not integrate all our core functions."

After reviewing a comprehensive field of vendors, Movex was selected for its focus and strengths in the food & beverage industry which has been proven in many dairy related businesses worldwide.

"We were very impressed with Movex's ability to handle food-related functions such as set and random weights, use by dates and quality testing, all of which are very important parameters to us", he said.

KIC sought a new, integrated system for several strategic business reasons including the need to support its strategic objectives of customer focus and continuous growth and improvement. To support these aims the company needed a system that would introduce controls that save costs and increase revenue by better management of stock data and customer records and provide accurate, timely data to enable decision-making.

As corollary benefits, KIC looks forward to increased data sharing, increased automation, improved management of quality assurance-related information and business process improvements.

Steve Ironside, Managing Director Intentia Australia/New Zealand says: "We are very pleased to welcome The King Island Company into the Intentia community which already numbers many prominent brands in the F&B industry worldwide."

We look forward to working with King Island Company to ensure a successful project outcome and prompt realisation of their business goals.

For further information, please contact:

Sharon Jackson
Marketing Communications Manager
Asia Pacific
Telephone: +61 2 8437 5600
Cell phone: +61 416 219 637
e-mail: sharon.jackson@intentia.com.au

About The King Island Company Limited

The King Island Company Ltd. is a wholly owned company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

It is the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of specialty cheese products to the Australian market. It also distributes a complementary range of specialty gourmet foods. These include pate, smoked salmon and trout, smoked mussels, cream, and creme fraiche.

Its major brand is the Kind Island Dairy brand, which has the enviable reputation of being Australia's premier cheese brand. King Island Dairy products are widely recognized as the benchmark for specialty cheese in the Australian market and are also well known on the international market.

The company employs approximately 300 people.

About Intentia

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