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Renewed Metal Technologies Drives Growth with Epicor ERP Business Solutions

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Epicor Software , a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Australian company Renewed Metal Technologies (RMT) has selected its award winning, next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor 9 to help drive its growth plans.  

Renewed Metal Technologies is a private Australian company and is in the process of developing a AU$50 million resource recovery facility in Wagga, NSW. Using world class, best of breed technology, the facility is expected to recycle up to 42,000 tonnes of used lead acid batteries (ULAB) annually, which will be processed back to basic raw materials including plastic, sulphuric acid and lead in the form of (25kg) ingots. Planned for completion in early 2010, RMT anticipates the creation of 58 jobs to operate and manage the facility.  

With plans for further expansion and a longer-term goal of becoming Australia’s leading resource recovery group, RMT required a single comprehensive ERP platform with the flexibility and strength to support multiple operating divisions. With agents based in every major city throughout the country, RMT required a centralised solution that could aggregate data from several existing platforms and make it more broadly available in a centralised way.  

Following an extensive tender and evaluation process, RMT selected Epicor 9 largely because of Epicor’s expertise and proven track record in the ERP market. Similarly, the company also wanted to engage with a vendor that had the adequate level of experience and professional support resources in place to facilitate a project of its size.  

Commenting on the deal, Wayne Richardson, managing director and CEO said, "With a mission to establish and operate a best of breed greenfield facility ensuring long term environmental sustainability and the highest standard of safety and management, it was imperative that we selected a solution robust enough to support this goal. Epicor clearly demonstrated a deep understanding of our specific requirements and we believe Epicor’s solution will drive greater efficiencies throughout our business, and support us in achieving our broader growth objectives.”  

Stephen Pike, Chief Financial Officer of RMT continued, “Having deployed technology that is internationally recognised and based on best practice to support our recycling operations, we believe it makes sense to replicate this philosophy and implement an ERP platform from a world-leading vendor such as Epicor.”  

Also commenting on the new deal, Craig Charlton, vice president of Epicor’s operations in Australia and New Zealand said, "RMT is an innovative and cutting edge Australian company and we are very excited at the prospect of assisting our customer in achieving near and long term business goals and growth plans. Our win with RMT is another example of Epicor’s ability to directly address the business challenges companies face today and demonstrates Epicor’s leadership position in Australia.”  

Utilising Web 2.0 concepts to provide users with a truly collaborative and dynamic enterprise business application experience, Epicor raises technology to a level that delivers unprecedented business management and supports continuous performance improvement through real-time, in-context business insight. Encompassing the robust functionality, global footprint and industry expertise of Epicor’s existing ERP suites, its next-generation solution takes business management and control to the next level by extending reach, synergy, and visibility to the organisation and its trading partners.  

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