Atos launches a Global Food & Beverage Competency Center in Sofia
Following Atos’ major deal with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company and the acquisition of Bulgarian company InfoPartners, the newly established Competency Center will employ 400+ top professionals to service clients worldwide
Sofia, October 10, 2017
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the launch of its Sofia-based global IT Competency Center. Atos will use the center for driving global growth in the Food & Beverage sector across multiple technologies and service line offerings. This will provide Atos with a significant market differentiator in the form of people assets and provide a global platform for employees to further develop their career on a global basis with new clients.
Ursula Morgenstern, Global head of Business & Platform Solutions at Atos said: “We are honored to be launching this unique Competency Center in Bulgaria. We’ve been continuously impressed with the quality of service and the innovative approach that IT specialists in Bulgaria provide and our goal is to further strengthen the team in place with our global know-how. The Competency Center is already actively hiring top-level professionals to join our team.”
The new Competency Center will support major client Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
Events and major milestones leading to the decision to set up a Global Competency Center in Sofia includes the signing of a strategic partnership contract between Atos and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), one of the world’s largest bottlers of brands of The Coca-Cola Company and the acquisition of Bulgarian-based SAP specialist service provider InfoPartners earlier this year.
The multi-million euro five-year contract with CCHBC sees Atos take over development and management of key IT applications supporting the CCHBC business. The partnership will improve business critical processes of CCHBC across 28 countries and 8 time zones to support growth, accelerate time to market and optimize IT spend.
In parallel with the CCHBC deal Atos acquired 100% of InfoPartners, a leading provider of SAP services in Bulgaria and the incumbent supplier to CCHBC. The acquisition of InfoPartners served as a solid basis for the establishment of the Bulgarian Food & Beverage Competency Center.
A Global Competency Center based in Bulgaria
The new Global Food & Beverage Competency Center in Sofia aims to maximize Atos’ new strengthened SAP capability and will enable it to service clients worldwide. Atos aims for the new center in Sofia to double its capacity within the next 5 years.
The official launch event took place on 10th October at the new Atos Bulgaria Competency Center (ABCC) premises in Sofia.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.