“Atos Origin to Implement SinoPec Sichuan WeiNylon Factory ERP Project”

BEIJING, March 2005

International consulting and IT services company, Atos Origin will be implementing an ERP system for SinoPec Sichuan WeiNylon factory (Chuanwei) in China.

At the project's kick-off meeting, Chuanwei General Manager, Mr. Liu Jia Rong emphasized this new project marks further progress and improvement in Chuanwei's enterprise management reform and further realization of a flat management structure. The use of SAP system will allow better integration of enterprise application management, increased enterprise management responsiveness, and improved business flow and new ways of working and management.

The new ERP project kick-off demonstrates the management's conviction and determination to fully utilize ERP system to institute a more scientific and formalized management process and to apply best practice to re-engineer and standardize the company's business process. In addition, the new ERP system will be able to provide the management with clearer and more complete real time information for decision making. The new ERP system will also be able to provide information transparency, increasing operational efficiency, and help to realize the modernization of Chuanwei's management concept and thereby raising the standards of management capabilities.

Atos Origin was selected as Chuanwei's SAP project partner over several other vendors because: 1) during the SAP consulting stage, Atos Origin China was able to fully understand Chuanwei's requirements and provide a complete solution to address the short term and long term needs to achieve Chuanwei's business objectives; 2) Atos Origin demonstrated in-depth knowledge in the petrochemical industry, outstanding capabilities in providing a complete solution, as well as demonstrating strengths in project management and systems integration.

Chuanwei ERP project implementation will be divided into two stages: 1) design and implement SAP inventory management, production planning, sales and distribution management, financial modules; 2) design and implement SAP project management, asset management and quality management modules.

Meanwhile, Atos Origin will implement the concept of “management cockpit”, to assist and improve the management decision process and capability based on information provided by the new ERP system.

About Chuanwei
Chuanwei is a subsidiary of SinoPec Group. It is the only large corporation in China that makes chemistry fiber products primarily from natural gas. The product manufacturing model is category of typical process manufacturing industry, continuous non-interruptive production. The revenue of the factory is about 1.2B RMB per year and it employs more than 3,800 employees.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international consulting and 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 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games.

In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has over 2,000 employees in 12 locations servicing clients in Finance; Process Industries; Telecom, Utilities & Media; Discrete Manufacturing and Public Sector.

For more information, please contact:
Vivien Goh
Atos Origin Asia Pacific
Tel : 65-6832 2617