“Lekkerland signs IT outsourcing deal with Atos Origin”
Essen, 22 September 2009
Increasing flexibility and reduce costs
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a new five-year outsourcing contract worth over €25 million with Lekkerland Information Systems (LIS), the IT provider for the European retailing distribution company, Lekkerland. The transition will be completed by 1st November 2009 and 33 Lekkerland employees will transfer to Atos Origin.
Under the contract Atos Origin will take over management of all applications and the majority of the IT infrastructure to support Lekkerland's operations across Europe.
„With the decision to outsource we pursue two objectives“, said Dr. Thomas Pierlein, General Manager of Lekkerland Information Systems GmbH. “We want to increase the flexibility of our IT infrastructure and systems and reduce our IT costs .“
LIS provides the IT services for the complete Lekkerland Group, which has operations across Europe. The wholesale company Lekkerland supplies 134,000 petrol station shops, kiosks, specialised tobacco shops, specialised drinks markets, department stores, food markets, fast food chains, bakeries, canteens and convenience stores with a full range of tobacco, confectionary, drinks, snacks, fast food, fresh produce, non-food and telephone cards.
The SAP logistic applications are at the „heart“ of the IT infrastructure. “We demonstrated our experience in SAP integration and in the retail industry to win this new outsourcing contract against strong competition,“ said Winfried Holz, CEO at Atos Origin for Germany, Central Europe and Africa.
The new Atos Origin employees will continue to work at LIS in Cologne.
About Lekkerland Group
Operating in eleven European countries, Lekkerland supplies some 134,000 filling station shops, corner shops, convenience stores, fast-food chains, specialty tobacco shops, specialty beverage retailers, department stores, grocery stores/markets, bakeries, and cafeterias with a full range of confectionery, beverages, snacks, convenience items, ice cream, frozen foods, fresh products, tobacco products, phone cards and non-food items. The company's turnover amounted to €11.6 billion in 2008.
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 5.5 billion and it employs over 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 quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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