“EADS and Atos Origin Consolidate 15-Year Partnership With Global Framework Contract for Onboard Software and Engineering”
Paris, 28 August 2008
EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, has selected Atos Origin, one of the world's leading international information technology services companies, as a preferred supplier for Engineering Services. The selection has confirmed and renewed the confidence that has anchored the partnership between the two companies in onboard software and engineering in France and Spain for more than 15 years. Atos Origin is proud to be one of the 28 global partners selected by EADS following a rigorous tender process involving 2,000 vendors.
Following on from the initial framework contract with EADS in 2006, Atos Origin has been awarded the prestigious Tier 1 status as part of the “EADS E2S preferred supplier for engineering services” program. Covering the purchase of more than €2 billion in engineering services a year, the program is designed to create a select pool of Tier 1 suppliers in order to broaden EADS's global manufacturing footprint, optimize total cost of ownership and limit the company's dollar exposure.
In addition to integrating SAP, ECM and other management systems and providing consulting services, for the past 15 years, Atos Origin has been a benchmark EADS partner for the design and development of real-time onboard software, as well as for structural design work on such major programs as the Airbus A380, A400M and the future A350. In all, more than 250 Atos Origin employees are deploying their expertise on EADS projects.
“We're extremely proud that EADS has renewed its confidence in our ability to support its future-facing engineering strategy. This new agreement not only contributes to EADS's technological growth, but also confirms the company's intention to leverage both the benefits of our Global Sourcing offer, to help optimize its IT processes, and our in-depth knowledge of the aerospace industry. This is further compelling proof of Atos Origin's ability to meet the needs of our customers regardless of their geographic location,” said Wolf Kunisch, Global Account Manager at Atos Origin.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2007, it generated revenues of €39.1 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. Its Defense & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive systems solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. EADS also develops the A400M through its Military Transport Aircraft Division.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues total €5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 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 listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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