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Signum Group Deploys Oracle Enterprise Asset Management for International Cement Company Buzzi Unicem

ATLANTA, GA – October 3, 2007 Signum Group LLC (Signum), a leading enterprise asset management consulting and systems integration company, announced today that it recently completed project delivery in support of a production go-live of Oracle enterprise asset management (Oracle eAM) for multinational cement company Buzzi Unicem.

Signum delivered the first two sites (Chattanooga, TN and Cape Girardeau, MO) of a ten site Buzzi Unicem rollout.
Buzzi Unicem Director of Manufacturing Services Michele Maranzana said, “Signum Group has rapidly proven itself as a reliable consulting and systems integration partner during our deployment of Oracle eAM. The successful installations at Chattanooga and Cape Girardeau provide a strong project blueprint for Buzzi’s remaining eight sites.”

With the deployment of Oracle eAM, Buzzi Unicem will further advance its ongoing global environmental sustainability initiatives with programs that will improve production equipment performance and increase the overall energy efficiency of operations.

The Greater Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Buzzi Unicem’s Chattanooga Signal Mountain plant a ‘Green Industry Award’ for a plant upgrade, unrelated to the Oracle eAM system deployment, that reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 51.3 percent for each of the 870,000 tons of cement manufactured by the plant each year.

“Signum was effective in helping us complete a maintenance business process redesign and the optimal Oracle eAM software system configuration to support it,” said Buzzi Unicem Vice President Information Systems Mike Parker. “Signum delivered not only new capabilities that enhanced asset tracking and business intelligence reporting, but also train-the-trainer services that ensured successful plant staff use of the new systems.”

About Buzzi  Unicem

Buzzi Unicem is a leading cement and ready mix producer with 41 cement plants located in Europe, USA, and Mexico.
The headquarters of the Company is in Casale Monferrato, Italy. The US operations include 10 cement plants with a production capacity of 10 million tons, one grinding plant, 56 ready mix concrete plants and 27 distribution terminals.
For more information visit: www.buzziunicem.com