“Atos Origin selected as Renault’s preferred applications management partner”

Paris, March 11th 2005

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, has signed an applications management contract with Renault to develop and maintain the French carmaker's applications worldwide and thus becomes its preferred applications management partner. The five-year contract is worth €300 million.

Atos Origin has won a five-year, €300-million applications management contract from Renault. The contract, which covers the development and maintenance of application assets, is a strategic component of the French carmaker's growth and globalization strategies.

Under the contract, Atos Origin will be Renault's lead partner in developing and maintaining applications worldwide, with responsibility for:

  • Maintaining more than 2,000 applications related to design, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and after-sales services.
  • Upgrading legacy applications and developing new functionality.
  • Building new applications.

Renault selected Atos Origin for its industry expertise, global sourcing capabilities in a CMMI-certified environment and ability to support the company wherever it operates. Contract performance will be undertaken by Atos Origin resources based mainly in service centers in France, Spain, Brazil and India.

This preferred partnership will enable Renault to reduce significantly its development and maintenance costs by revamping processes and optimizing relations with IT suppliers and service providers.

“We are extremely proud to be able to support Renault in its strategic development. Renault will be able to capitalize on Atos Origin's international reach, our ability to deploy large-scale projects and our industrial development and maintenance process to meet its objectives for improving quality and reducing costs,” said Bernard Bourigeaud, Chief Executive Officer of Atos Origin.

About Renault
Renault is an international automaker that has acquired a global reach through its Alliance with Nissan and acquisitions of Romanian car manufacturer, Dacia, and South Korea's Samsung Motors. Renault pursues a strategy of profitable and responsible growth with its innovative, quality range of vehicles and services. For nearly 50 years, Renault has made safety a pillar of its strategy. Today it boasts the safest line-up in Europe – it has seven cars with five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. Worldwide, Renault employs 132,000 people. It sold 2,490,000 vehicles in 2004, recording revenues of €40.7 billion and a net income of €3.5 billion.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) 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 trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos Consulting.

Renault Press Contact
Clément Peltier +33 (0)1 76 84 57 10

Atos Origin Press Contact
Marie-Tatiana Collombert +33 (0)1 55 91 26 33