“Atos signs 5-year outsourcing contract with Givaudan”
Paris-Zürich, 1st August 2013
Atos, an international IT services company, and Givaudan, world leader in the fragrance and perfume industry, have announced the signature of an outsourcing contract worth more than 40 million euros, for a five-year period, through which Atos will take charge, with a commitment to results, of the operations of its central information infrastructures and systems.
"We would like our information systems to contribute to consolidating our position as leader, said Adrien Gonckel, Givaudan Group CIO. It is from this perspective and after a highly competitive tender process, that we selected Atos as our partner, due to its proven track-record and reputation in outsourcing, and the quality of its proposal"
In addition,"... we are relying on the ability of Atos to roll out an efficient industrial model, to develop our IT production while guaranteeing the high service levels required by the business divisions of the company” confirmed Philippe Hofmann – director of the programme".
"We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with Givaudan, says Patrick Potters, SVP Manager Managed Services Atos France. Our teams will provide, in addition to the execution of the agreement and its undertakings, our expertise in major transformation and outsourcing projects, industrialisation and very specific methodology for continuous improvement. This is built into the DNA of our teams."
"This agreement with Givaudan will allow us to considerably expand our activities in Western Switzerland", emphasises the CEO of Atos Switzerland, Walter Kägi. "Thanks to our strong relations with customers and the spirit of cooperation in Atos, we will create a service model tailored to suit the requirements of Givaudan in collaboration with Atos service centres in Switzerland, France and in Poland"
Atos, positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2013”1, will provide Givaudan with a unique solution that integrates the main pillars of IT infrastructure management and will be responsible for supervision, administration, operation and maintenance of IT production services.
Outsourcing activities, for which Atos is the European leader, are ensured by more than 28,000 members of staff and represent more than €4 billion in turnover. Atos ensures information management for more than 140,000 servers, of which the virtualisation rate is already almost 40%. As far as Cloud activities are concerned, Atos generates a turnover of around €200 million through its structure dedicated to Cloud activities, known as CANOPY, the Open Cloud Company.
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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1 Gartner : “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe” by Claudio Da Rold, GianlucaTramacere, Frank Ridder, 18 July, 2013
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