SAN BRUNO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/13 -- Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used online project collaboration solutions for the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, today announced its selection by Chiyoda Corporation, a global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm based in Japan. The company's wide-ranging EPC portfolio includes projects in energy, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, social infrastructure, and industrial facilities.
Chiyoda plans to use the Aconex Online Collaboration Platform across multiple divisions of its business to manage project-related information and processes. With Aconex, Chiyoda and its project partners around the world will be able to instantly access, distribute, track, and archive their documents, drawings, models, and correspondence -- at any time and from any location -- through a secure, neutral, centralized platform. Chiyoda plans to offer its users access to the platform on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in addition to laptop and desktop systems.
Mr. Ichiro Ota, deputy general manager of the IT Management Unit at Chiyoda, said: "Our company has been continuously enhancing our project control systems and technologies. After extensive evaluation of the market, we decided to implement the Aconex Online Collaboration Platform for a large segment of our portfolio. We believe that the system will improve productivity with its user friendliness and support best practices in collaboration."
Since its founding in 1948, Chiyoda has delivered engineering projects in more than 40 countries. Its services include project and program management, feasibility studies, FEED (front-end engineering and design), engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance, and asset management.
Andy Lake, general manager of Asia at Aconex, said: "Chiyoda is one of the world's leading EPC firms, with an unrelenting focus on quality and innovation, and we are pleased to service its business. Over the past year, we've seen increased uptake of our platform for domestic projects in Japan. We expect this trend to continue as more firms experience the benefits of online collaboration compared to their in-house document management and email systems."
About Aconex Aconex provides the world's most widely used Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for managing information, processes and people throughout the lifecycle of construction and engineering projects across multiple industries. The Aconex suite of solutions -- secure, neutral and centralized -- enables project managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent in capital projects of all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity and accountability for all project participants. Aconex has served projects valued at more than US$800 billion, with over 430,000 users. Clients include nine of the world's top ten EPC/EPCM firms, 23 of the 25 leading global design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering firms. For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see www.aconex.com. Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/aconex.
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