“Flextronics International Western Europe, Atos Origin, and WM-data sign Framework Agreement”
Flextronics was looking for a partner to deliver IT Consulting Services in the countries belonging to the Western Europe Organization. Flextronics found the partner in the Extended Enterprise Alliance of Atos Origin and WM-data. At September 21st, a Framework Agreement was signed in which the conditions were laid down for providing Consulting Services to Flextronics. The services will be delivered in the countries Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, Germany, China, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, and UK. WM-data will be responsible for delivery in the Nordic area.
At this stage, Baan, IFS, SAP consulting, and a Nordic helpdesk for desktop users are named specifically.
It is foreseen to extend this framework Agreement to other geographical areas and/or global coverage and also with other services of WM data and Atos Origin.
The alliance between Atos Origin and WM data provided for Flextronics the right platform to answer their needs. The excellent collaboration between Atos Origin and WM data showed Flextronics that the two companies can provide seamless delivery services for all their factories.
"This is an example of how WM-data and Atos Origin, through our alliance, can offer international clients a global IT-support, says Crister Stjernfelt, WM-data CEO. The agreement with Flextronics is also a success for our clear focus on clients within Manufacturing Industry. We are now gathering resources considering competence and branchesolutions in units with a full responsibillity to large clients within selected branchareas. Flextronics choice in WM-data and Atos Origin, as a partner, is therefor also a success in our strategic work."
" This agreement with Flextronics is a significant confirmation of Atos Origin's ability to add value to large multinationals, in particular to service clients also in the Nordic Regions, together with our alliance partner WM-data" declares Atos Origin CEO, Bernard Bourigeaud.
Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a world-class Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering turnkey services to branded technology companies. With fiscal year 2001 revenues at USD$12 billion and approximately 70,000 employees, Flextronics is a major global operating company with design, engineering, manufacturing, and logistics operations in 27 countries and four continents. This global presence allows for manufacturing excellence through a network of facilities situated in key markets and geographies that in turn provide its customers with the resources, technology and capacity to optimize their operations. Flextronics' ability to provide end-to-end operational services that includes innovative product design, manufacturing, IT expertise and logistics has established the company as a top-tier EMS provider. For further information, visit www.flextronics.com.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international business and technology integrator. Its business is turning client visions into results through the application of management consulting, enterprise, e-business and outsourcing solutions. The company has annual revenues of more than EUR 3 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has 27,000 employees. Atos Origin's clients include ABN-Amro, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever and Vivendi Universal.
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WM-data is one of the Nordic area's leading IT companies. Group sales for 2000 amounted to SEK 13 125 million and the number of employees are now approximately 8,500. WM-data's business concept is to provide "customer benefit through a complete range of IT-related services". And that means that WM-data offers solutions in all areas of information technology. For further information, visit http://www.wmdata.com.
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