Quintiq has announced the extension of its partnership with Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C. (Aluar) to further improve the aluminium producer’s planning and optimisation capabilities.

Quintiq’s optimisation technology has been at the core of Aluar’s operations since 2007. In January 2016, Quintiq established its headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil to better serve its customers in Latin America. This development, coupled with an already positive and stable relationship between the two companies, became the catalyst for Aluar’s decision to extend its partnership with Quintiq.

Aluar is using Quintiq to plan across all time horizons, including tactical planning in sales and operations planning, capacity planning and master production scheduling, and detailed production scheduling.

“The advantages of Quintiq were clear to us from the start,” said Gabriel Perez Villamil, Aluar’s IT Director. “In 2007, we worked with the Quintiq team from the Netherlands to implement the solution. Now that Quintiq has expanded into Latin America, we are being served by a local team. This enables us to collaborate with even more ease.”

“Having a headquarters in Latin America gives Quintiq many advantages, including a deeper understanding of the business climate and culture of our customers in this region,” said Camilo Gaviria, Director of Quintiq Latin America. “We want to empower Latin American companies like Aluar to excel in planning and increase their efficiency, productivity and profit potential. Our local presence will allow us to do just that by giving our customers the best service possible.”

Image caption: Camilo Gaviria, Director of Quintiq Latin America (center), with (from left) Pablo Widmer, Ivone Jacobsen, Gabriel Perez Villamil and Diego Marsicano of Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C