5 May 2024

Alba Embraces Industry 4.0 with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, has inked an agreement with SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, to upgrade its enterprise resource planning solution (ERP) to SAP’s latest software – S/4HANA Cloud. With this move, Alba will accelerate its digital transformation journey and Industry 4.0 adoption to adapt to ever-changing business needs.

A signing ceremony was held on 02 May 2024 at Alba’s premises, which was attended by Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali, and Senior Vice President of SAP Middle East Africa – North, Ahmed Jaber Al-Faifi, along with senior officials from Alba and SAP.

Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali, commented on this occasion:

“At Alba, we are not just transforming digitally, we are revolutionising aluminium production.
This advanced solution isn't just about our digital transformation, it's rather the catalyst that propels Alba to the forefront of Industry 4.0. Embracing advanced computing and unlocking real-time data will not only optimise our operations but empower every facet of our business to innovate the future of aluminium production in line with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.”

Additionally, Saquib Ahmad, Managing Director, Bahrain, SAP commented:

“This new deployment represents a significant milestone in Alba’s digital transformation journey and aims to further align its operations with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 while enhancing services to customers and partners. By streamlining, integrating, and automating core business functions and processes, Alba will be free to focus on innovating its core business and setting new industry standards.”

The new SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a complete, modular, and award-winning ERP software designed for the cloud offering scalable architecture, real-time data processing, integrated advanced analytics, better optimisation for speed and performance as well as enhanced user experience for Alba users, customers and suppliers.

Alba's extensive partnership with SAP, spanning over 25 years, is clearly evident in applying SAP solutions across the Company’s core functions like production, maintenance, sales, procurement, HR, and more.

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