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18/02/2016 - AFI KLM E&M and Ramco Systems Start operations at The MRO Lab Singapore

AFI KLM E&M unveils its new innovation centre at the Singapore Air Show.

Paris, Amstelveen, Singapore, 18 February 2016 - AFI KLM E&M has announced that its new innovation centre, The MRO Lab Singapore, is now on stream. The opening of the new entity comes a year after the launch of the "MRO Lab - Adaptive Innovations" program, through which AFI KLM E&M is pursuing its aim of developing an extensive, high-performance R&D network to support its business and MRO services.

Co-innovation in the heart of South East Asia
Located in the centre of Singapore and staffed by locally-recruited experts, the R&D centre is set up in conjunction with Ramco Systems and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). The MRO Lab Singapore's research activity focuses on strategic areas of the MRO sector, ranging from technician mobility to customer experience, internet of things, Big Data applications, predictive maintenance, to artificial intelligence.

Franck Terner, EVP AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance welcomed the opening of the centre, saying: "We are proud to extend our R&D capability and anchor it in the heart of Singapore, one of the world's greatest innovation platforms. In being able to benefit from the combined expertise of two acknowledged MRO sector players, the MRO Lab Singapore will be able to offer in very short order innovative solutions that are likely to deliver real benefits to our clients."

P R Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, at Ramco Systems, said: "The MRO Lab will set a new benchmark for innovation and we are glad to have an anchor customer in AFI KLM E&M who shares the same passion to develop solutions that can transform operations in the aerospace industry. This partnership will help both companies to further expand the quality and the competitiveness of our MRO/Maintenance & Engineering offerings, to the benefit of airlines."

Virender Aggarwal, CEO of Ramco, said: "Innovation and disruptive technologies are key to the growth of the aviation MRO industry, where many manual procedures could be improved. This lab positions us at the forefront of research in this sector, which will benefit airlines across Asia, if not the world." "We intend to tap the brightest minds in Asian aviation to develop bespoke, future-ready IPs that bring MRO into the 21st century," he added.

About Ramco Systems
Ramco is a fast growing enterprise software player disrupting the market with its multi-tenanted cloud and mobile-based enterprise software in the area of HCM and Global Payroll, ERP and M&E MRO for Aviation. Part of the USD 1 billion Ramco Group, Ramco Systems focuses on Innovation and Culture to differentiate itself in the marketplace. On Innovation front, Ramco has been focusing on moving towards Cognitive and Robotic ERP with features such as Mail It - a feature which enables users to transact with the application by just sending an email; HUB It - a one screen does it all concept built to address all activities of a user; Thumb It - mobility where the system presents users with option to choose rather than type values and Prompt It - a cognitive ability which will let the system complete the transaction and prompts the user for approval.

With 1600+ employees spread across 20 offices, globally, Ramco follows a flat and open culture where employees are encouraged to share knowledge and grow. No Hierarchies, Cabin-less Offices, Respect work and not titles, among others are what makes the team say, Thank God it's Monday! Winner of ISG Award for Innovation; Chosen as Preferred Next-Gen MRO IT Vendor by ARSA; Winner of HR Vendors on the Year Award 2015; Winner of CIO Choice Honor & Recognition 2016

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