“New IT Outsourcing contract for Atos Origin in the lighting sector in Austria”
Vienna/Stuttgart, June 2, 2005
Atos Origin supervises and operates IT systems for EGLO locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary / Atos Origin strengthens its position as the leading outsourcing provider in western Austria. Since 1 April 2005, Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, has been operating the IT systems of the EGLO Group, one of the leading European companies in the lighting market. The contract will initially last three years and is worth EUR 2.5 million. As part of the agreement, Atos Origin in Austria will operate the central IT systems in the Group's research centre located in Dornbirn, Austria. Through this outsourcing agreement, EGLO Leuchten intends to reduce its IT costs, concentrate on its core business and support dynamic growth.
EGLO, headquartered in Pill, Austria, is one of Europe's leading companies in the area of decorative residential lighting and is represented through independent sales subsidiaries across Europe. For Ing. Herwig Pichler, Managing Director of EGLO, the outsourcing of parts of the information technology system to a specialist represents an important contribution to the implementation of corporate strategy and the management of the dynamic growth.“In selecting Atos Origin as our IT partner, we have opted for an innovative provider, which has demonstrated great potential.”
Atos Origin has already won numerous outsourcing contracts, and this is the second outsourcing contract signed with a lighting manufacturer in Austria. Last year, Zumbtobel AG, one of the largest suppliers in the international lighting industry placed its central information technology systems and 63 staff as well as its computer centre in Atos Origin's responsibility. This contract establishes Atos Origin's position as the leading IT outsourcing provider in western Austria. “Our computer centre in Dornbirn provides us with onsite representation. The combination of proximity with the companies we serve and Atos Origin's global presence and expertise allow us to offer IT concepts that will gain our customers' confidence,” explains Hans Leisentritt, Country Manager of Atos Origin in Austria.
Atos Origin will take over and supervise EGLO Leuchten's IT systems in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. Both the central SAP and the other application servers are to be moved to the Atos Origin computer centre in Dornbirn. “We are convinced that we will be able to support EGLO Leuchten in their growth strategy. This contract also realises one of Atos Origin's long-term strategic goals – namely positioning itself as the leading outsourcing provider in the German-speaking area,” said Gerhard Fercho, COO for Atos Origin in Central Europe.
“We intend to enter into further outsourcing projects in western Austria and use our location in Dornbirn as a flexible international base for the whole of the Lake Constance region,” explained Hubert Hafele, Outsourcing Sales Director for Atos Origin Austria.
Within the Atos Origin organisation, Austria is part of the Central Europe region, which also includes Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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