“TIS and Atos Origin entered into global Enterprise Alliance”
Tokyo/Paris, April 4, 2002
TIS Inc.and Atos Origin announced that both parties have entered into a global and strategic Enterprise Alliance Agreement as of April 4, 2002. Through this strategic partnership, both companies aim to offer and deliver consulting & IT services to their respective key clients in complementary international markets.
TIS Inc. is a leading systems integrator in Japan, listed on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange. As a prime contractor, TIS is directly commissioned by customers in various industry markets to create and operate full range of information systems in the categories of outsourcing, software development and solutions.
Atos Origin is a leading international business and technology integrator. It is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and its operational headquarters is in Amsterdam. It provides Management Consulting, Enterprise, eBusiness and Outsourcing solutions to major companies across 30 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Today, multi-national or global corporations demand seamless IT services and support throughout the world. This Enterprise Alliance Agreement will enable TIS and Atos Origin to offer and deliver consulting & IT services to key clients in their respective geographical markets and industry verticals. In essence, they complement each other.
The scope of the Enterprise Alliance Agreement includes comprehensive information sharing; mutual referrals; joint marketing; complementary consulting & IT service offerings and delivery. A "Steering Committee" consisting of key executives from both companies has been setup to lead the planning, execution and management of this alliance to ensure success focusing on addressing client needs.
Since 1997 TIS and Atos Orign have been cooperating in ERP businesses in Japan through a joint venture company - TIS and Origin Consulting Ltd. Based on this five-year long partnership both parties have agreed to enter into the next phase of the relationship - a global strategic alliance on the full-range of consulting and IT services to fulfill their clients' requirement for global support. Both parties will leverage this strategic alliance to extend their services to new clients in order to achieve further growth of their businesses.
Established: April, 1971
Head Office: Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan
Number of Employees: 2,089
(3,870 as TIS Group consisting of 18 consolidated subsidiaries)
Sales: JPY 102,682 million (FY2000 as of 03/31/2001) (EUR 909 million)
(JPY 141,398 million - consolidated basis FY2000 as of 03/31/2001)
Atos Origin SA
Established: Atos and Origin merged in October, 2000
Head Office: Paris, France
Number of Employees: 26,000
Sales: JPY 343,294 million (FY2001)
Sales: EUR 3,038 million (FY2001)
About TIS Inc.
TIS Inc. is a leading systems integrator with a strength of comprehensive support capability. TIS together with its eighteen consolidated subsidiaries ("TIS Group") provide full-range of IT services including Outsourcing, Software Development and e-Business Solutions. TIS group has annual consolidated sales of over JPY140 billion and more than 3,800 employees. The Group's qualified customers are in a wide range of industry verticals such as finance, electric and machinery, services and commerce and other manufacturing.
For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.tis.co.jp
Contact for Alliance/Press:
Harutomo Takasaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Iwao Sakuma (email@example.com)
Contact for Investors:
Ryuichi Honda, Tel: +81-3-5402-2001
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, eBusiness and Outsourcing Solutions. The company has annual revenues of more than EUR 3 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has over 26,000 employees. Atos Origin's key clients include ABN-Amro, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.
Contact for Alliance:
Neoh K.C., Tel: +65 6333 8000
+ 33 (1) 49 00 96 33
+ 33 (1) 49 00 96 64