Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — March27, 2023— The Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO), the largest papermanufacturerin the Middle East and Africais deploying theX-Trim solutions from the world-renownedsoftware company Greycon inan effort to streamline its manufacturing processes,increase efficiencies andrevenue, optimize trim patterns, and reduce manufacturing cycle timeas part of their digitalizationstrategy.
MEPCO’s comprehensive digital transformation journey is aligned closely with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which has technology adoption and sustainability among its key pillars.
On the sidelines of a signing event for the new deployment, Ahmed Fazary Group Chief Commercial Officer at MEPCO said, “I am delighted to announce that our company is embracing digitalization with full force, and we are excited about the opportunities it presents for us and our clients and further bolster our position as a leader in our industry. With the rapid shift towards remote work, the need for reliable digital infrastructure has never been more apparent. We understand this and are committed to providing our customers with the best-in-class digital solutions and services to support their businesses.
In addition, we are committed to not only offering advanced digital solutions to our clients, but also to investing in our internal digital capabilities. We recognize that to provide world-class solutions, we need to have a strong foundation within our own operations. That’s why we have partnered with Greycon and their X-Trim Solution, which has proven expertise in the manufacturing sector. By deploying this solution, we have been able to decrease the time spent by planners on trim optimization, increase the efficiency of our manufacturing-related functions, and streamline our processes. As we continue to expand beyond our current presence in more than 50 markets, we will rely on the Greycon X-Trim solution to optimize our operations and planning.

Abdel Mohsen Abo Hashem, Group IT head at MEPCO, added “The forthcoming digital transformation scope for MEPCO involves integrating Greycon’s X-Trim solutions with SAP S/4HANA. This will allow us to optimize our operations and planning processes and unify all our Group’s business requirements under a single umbrella. In the future, we plan to incorporate greater automation and robotics in our manufacturing and waste management functions to further enhance our capabilities.”.
Abder Guezour, Managing Director of Greycon., added “We are delighted to partner with MEPCO, being selected to supply the Trim Optimisation as part of the global enterprise solution and digital transformation journey. Our X-Trim solution, which has been designed specifically for roll-based and flat sheet industries, will help MEPCO streamline the manufacturing processes and enhance the trim and machines efficiency. While we have worked in the paper & board industry for over 35 years and serving over 500 sites in all regions worldwide, MEPCO is our first paper industry customer in the Middle East. We look forward to continuing to work with MEPCO to help them achieve their business objectives and drive growth in their markets.”

Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) is the leading vertically integrated paper manufacturer in the Middle East & Africa (Tadawul: MEPCO 1202), offering a diverse range of containerboard and specialty paper products serving the packaging, construction, and furniture sectors across 5 continents around the world. MEPCO supplies its products to Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and European markets. The Company’s innovative approach to doing business enables it to deliver a significant environmental and economic benefit to its home market.

About Greycon
Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.