“Atos Origin sells its Australian operations to Fujitsu”
Paris – October 21st, 2004
Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services provider, today announced that it has agreed to sell its wholly-owned Australian subsidiary to Fujitsu Australia. Fujitsu has agreed to provide on-going operational support for Atos Origin's global clients in Australia under an alliance relationship.
Atos Origin has provided integration and managed services to clients in Australia and New Zealand for more than 10 years. The company was originally formed from the captive IT operations of Philips Electronics. It currently has annual revenues of approximately EUR 20 million and employs just over 140 staff. In line with current policy, Atos Origin has decided that clients would be better served by combining its resources in Australia with a strong local provider and entering into a reciprocal agreement under which the purchaser, Fujitsu Australia, will support the existing and on-going requirements of its key global clients.
Atos Origin's Australian Managing Director, Jean-Pierre Deruddere, will join Fujitsu as Executive General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, reporting to Rod Vawdrey, CEO of Fujitsu Australia. Mr Deruddere added: “I am excited by the opportunities that the new organization will provide for Atos Origin staff, and the ability to deliver even more compelling end-to-end solutions. The cultural alignment between Fujitsu and Atos Origin is strong and that will ensure a smooth transition for our staff and a seamless service for our clients.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and operates under the trade names Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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