“ChemChina and Atos Origin Sign Global Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement”
Beijing, September 26, 2007
Atos Origin, a global Information Technology (IT) services company, today announced that it has signed a Global Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement with China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) to extend the existing successful Business Consulting and Information Technology (IT) collaboration to a higher level of strategic co-operation to support ChemChina's transformation to a world-class player in the global chemicals market.
Under this Global Partnership Framework Agreement, Atos Origin will be the preferred IT service provider for ChemChina for business advisory, consulting services, information technology solutions and management services. It will also give ChemChina access to Atos Origin's international expertise in chemicals business including its ‘Maximize Manufacturing Together' (MMT) initiative which assists companies to achieve excellence by using SAP Best Practice Solutions and Methodologies.
This agreement further strengthens and solidifies the mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies which commenced with the launch of a major business and IT consulting program in January 2007. The project resulted in key recommendations and planning for IT-enabled business transformation and related IT Strategy, Performance Improvement and a new Business Model enabled by ERP and related change initiatives.
Mr. Bernard Bourigeaud, global Chairman & CEO of Atos Origin, who co-signed the agreement, said "This is a major milestone for Atos Origin's relationship with ChemChina and for our local Atos Origin organization in China. It also further validates our strategy to leverage our Worldwide IT Partnership in the Olympic Games to drive business growth".
During the formal signing ceremony, Mr. Ren Jianxin, CEO of ChemChina mentioned "We are very satisfied with Atos Origin's services and professional advice and we are happy to embark with them on the next phase of our journey to transform ChemChina into a major global player in the chemicals business."
The Global Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement outlines how both companies will manage their relationship and also contains agreements on commercial terms and conditions for Management Consulting and IT Services that Atos Origin will provide to ChemChina for the next 5 years. The Partnership Framework will facilitate ChemChina to leverage Atos Origin's best-of-class manufacturing and operations solutions and adopt global best practices in its quest to be a global leader in the chemicals industry.
Mr. Simon Yim, President of Atos Origin China concluded that “Atos Origin China is delighted with this opportunity to work with ChemChina, a leader in the chemicals industry. This partnership is another example of how the local and global teams in Atos Origin have worked together to deliver the best-of-breed solution to a client.”
ChemChina, a large State-owned enterprise, was established in 2004 following the restructuring of certain enterprises directly subordinate to the former Ministry of Chemical Industry. After three years' development, it has become a leading chemical group in China. ChemChina has 92 production and operation enterprises, and 24 scientific and research and design institutes.
For more information, please visit the company's web site at: www.chemchina.com.cn
ChemChina media contact:
Li Biao (Beijing)
Tel: +8610 8267 7216
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 EUR 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. In Greater China region, Atos Origin has been present for over 10 years and currently employs 1,000 people in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on an end-to-end service model to “design, build and operate” IT solutions for key clients in such industries as finance, discret manufacturing, petro chemicals and process industry, and energies. Atos Origin China is headquartered in Beijing.
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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
Atos Origin media contacts:
Michelle Liu (Beijing)
Tel: +8610 6437 6668
Vivien Goh (Singapore/Asia Pacific)
Tel: +65 6832 2617