“ISO 9001: 2000 Certificate for the for the Netherlands and International Services of Atos Origin Managed perations”
Utrecht, January 23, 2003
Certification confirms solid market position and high-quality services
The ISO 9001: 2000 certificate will be presented today to Atos Origin for the quality of the Netherlands and International Services of its Managed Operations Division. The certification is an important confirmation of the qualitative, remarkable service level and the strong market position with which the ICT service provider distinguishes itself in the present ICT market. Francis Delacourt, Executive Vice President for Atos Origin Global Managed Operations, and Peter't Jong, Vice President of the Managed Operations in The Netherlands, will receive the certificate today from P. Couvert, Kema Quality Vice President International Operations Europe.
Atos Origin considers the certification an important crowning of the quality of its services and strategy, which is focused on a stable and solid market position.
"The ISO 9001 certificate is a very positive sign showing that the policy, which Atos Origin has pursued in the past 2.5 years, is a guarantee of quality and continuity. Important take-overs, of which the most recent acquisition of KPMG Consulting in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, laid down the most important foundations to achieve this. We have built up an extremely strong position in the outsourcing market, which also offers a perspective on further growth and consolidation. This way, Atos Origin distinguishes itself positively in a turbulent ICT market", according to Francis Delacourt, Executive Vice President of Atos Origin Global Managed Operations.
The ISO certification for Managed Operations contributes to further strengthening this solid national and international market position, according to Peter 't Jong, Vice President of Atos Origin Managed Operations in The Netherlands. "The most significant building blocks of this are a strong customer focus and the performance of operational excellence. By effectively merging business processes worldwide, we are also able to act decisively and offer our customers a broad and profound service portfolio as well as excellent services, anywhere in the world."
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, enables customers to change their vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin took over KPMG Consulting in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, which now operate under the name Atos KPMG Consulting. Atos Origin realizes annual sales of over € 3.3 billion. The company is active worldwide, employing 30,000 people in over thirty countries. 9,000 of these employees are located in The Netherlands. Among its clients are ABN-Amro, Acordis, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Cegetel/Vivendi, Credit Lyonnais, Eneco Energie, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent Technologies, Philip Morris, Philips, Pinault/Printemps/Redoute, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.
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