Customer makes, distributes well-known White Flower and other medicated products
SAN FRANCISCO – July 7, 2015 --Apptrify, the easy to use mobile-workforce-automation tool, today announced that Hong Kong’s Pak Fah Yeow International Limited (HKEX: 239), maker of the well-known White Flower Embrocation, or “White Flower Alagesic Balm” as it is known in the U.S., and other brands of medicated ointments, has adopted Apptrify’s cloud based, self-service mobile workflow solution for inspection and service management teams.
Apptrify developed its mobile workflow engine for companies of all sizes that have mobile workforces conducting inspection and service-management activities. Apptrify allows companies to configure, deploy and modify its automated workflow solution in minutes, without coding or the need to build tailor-made apps.
With close to 90 years of history, Pak Fah Yeow manufactures its market-leading White Flower and other brands of medicated products in Hong Kong, and markets and distributes them worldwide. Focused on quality and certified for compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations, the company makes use of forward-looking technologies to improve productivity and maintain the highest level of quality control from start to finish.
As required by GMP regulations, Pak Fah Yeow has very detailed procedures defined for machine maintenance. In the past, when a piece of equipment broke down, factory workers would need to manually fill out a paper form to report the incident. The form would be routed to management for maintenance approval and then routed to technicians for servicing. As everything was paper based, equipment could be left unattended for an extended period of time if paperwork delays were to occur.
With Apptrify, workers now complete automated maintenance reports on their mobile devices and submit them to management for approval and to technicians for repair. Workers can even take photographs of the equipment and annotate them to highlight the exact problems so management and technicians have clearer information for decision making.
“With Apptrify’s mobile-workforce-automation solution, we have significantly reduced our equipment’s down time,” said Vicky Lau, Executive Director at Hoe Hin Pak Fah Yeow Manufacturing Limited. “Apptrify’s innovative solution is further improving our productivity between the factory floors and the office. And, equally important, Apptrify’s 'configure and go' approach allows us to quickly update and add additional mobile productivity apps as our business needs evolve.”
Adam Wu, Apptrify co-founder and Vice President of Product Development, said: “Pak Fah Yeow is a legendary brand and its products have improved the well-being of millions of families worldwide over its history of more than 90 years. We’re very impressed with the company’s commitment to product quality. We are delighted that Apptrify ‘s innovative technology helped Pak Fah Yeow to become more agile and efficient in today’s increasingly mobile workforce.”
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About Pak Fah Yeow International Limited
Pak Fah Yeow International Limited is incorporated in Bermuda as an exempted company with limited liability. Its shares have been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1991. The company is principally engaged in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of medicated embrocation using the brand name “Hoe Hin.” One of its products has been well-known as Hoe Hin White Flower Embrocation or Hoe Hin Pak Fah Yeow, a traditional medicated oil, which has been manufactured for over 85 years and is available in Hong Kong, China, most Southeast Asian countries and major western countries.