Técnicas Reunidas, one of the leading Spanish engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, has implemented Intergraph Smart® Materials and Smart Materials Portal to enhance full life cycle material, supply chain and warehouse management. Técnicas Reunidas is the first company in Europe to add the Advanced Supplier Web Collaboration function to its existing Smart Materials implementation to further improve cooperation and integration of materials and supply chain management.
With more than US$1.7 billion dollars in purchasing annually, materials management is a key process for Técnicas Reunidas. The company searched for a solution that would lower project cost, shorten schedules and reduce risks. Técnicas Reunidas chose Intergraph Smart Materials for its capability to cover the whole cycle of material management.

With Smart Materials Portal, Técnicas Reunidas expects to increase the supplier information, and gain a competitive advantage by having suppliers being part of the company’s supply chain environment. By allowing suppliers access to the system directly via the portal, Técnicas Reunidas can now improve the information quality, gain transparency, efficiency and track progress better.

Commenting on the decision to choose Intergraph Process, Power & Marine to improve supply chain management, Marcos Bauer, information technology manager, Técnicas Reunidas, said, "As an international general contractor, Técnicas Reunidas requires a state-of-the-art supply chain management system, and for that purpose we have been using Smart Materials successfully since 2006. With the new Smart Materials Portal, the integration between the processes carried out in the portal and in our back office is guaranteed. This enables more accurate construction planning and results in lowered costs and improved efficiency."

Mattias Stenberg, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "We are proud to see how the improved Smart Materials Portal helps our customers to manage their projects in time and on budget. Having the leading EPC companies, such as Técnicas Reunidas, relying on our software shows that we are offering our customers one of the finest supply chain management solutions in the industry."

Intergraph Smart Materials is an integrated solution for life cycle material, supply chain, and subcontract management. It provides a common collaboration platform and project workbench for all partners in any engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project supply chain.

For more information about Smart Materials, visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/pfc-product-family/smartplant-materials.

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users.

To learn more about Intergraph Smart Materials and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020."

About Tecnicas Reunidas

Tecnicas Reunidas is one of the main international companies for engineering and construction in the sectors of oil and gas, refining, petrochemical and energy generation and has a wide variety of Clients around the world. Since 1959, TR has designed and constructed more than 1,000 industrial plants in over 50 countries.

To learn more about Tecnicas Reunidas, visit www.tecnicasreunidas.es.

About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine

Soon to be rebranded simply as Hexagon PPM, the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division of Hexagon is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 17,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 3.1bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Erika Ahvenainen
Communications Specialist
Intergraph PP&M EMIA