“DEUTZ AG awards Atos new IT outsourcing contract”
Atos, an international leader in digital services, and DEUTZ AG, an engine manufacturer based in Cologne, have signed an extensive, five-year IT outsourcing contract. Under the new contract, Atos will provide a number of services including data center and network services, SAP hosting and server capacity to the DEUTZ AG.
”We were particularly impressed by the comprehensive service package of Atos. All our requests will in the future be fulfilled exceedingly and our IT can thus react quickly and flexibly to market developments,” says Dr. Margarete Haase, member of the board of the DEUTZ AG responsible for Finance, HR, Public and Investor Relations.
It is the goal of the internationally acting engine manufacturer to optimize its IT cost structure through a centralized infrastructure that is based on consolidated and preferably standardized hardware. Thanks to greater flexibility and agility, the IT can therefore support the core business and contribute to business success by being high quality and speeding up time to market.
In the future Atos will provide to DEUTZ AG IT and infrastructure services. This includes server support, SAP and network operations, terminal device support and Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) services.
”We are pleased to support DEUTZ AG in these key IT areas. The company is gaining agility and benefiting from transparent services and a strategic alignment of its IT infrastructure”, says Winfried Holz, CEO for Atos in Germany.
About DEUTZ AG
Originally founded as N.A. Otto & Cie. in Cologne, Germany, in 1864, DEUTZ AG is now the world's oldest engine company and one of the world's leading independent engine manufacturers. Its core competences are the development, design, production, distribution and servicing of diesel engines for professional applications. As a full-line engine specialist, DEUTZ offers a broad spectrum of liquid-cooled and aircooled engines with capacities ranging from 25 kW to 520 kW, which are used in construction equipment, power-generation plant, agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and ships. DEUTZ engines are used in all professional application segments. DEUTZ customers are supported by 9 distribution companies, 9 sales offices, 16 service centres and over 800 sales and service partners in more than 130 countries around the world.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy and Worldline.