“K+S awards Atos contract to manage global IT infrastructure”
Kassel, 10 February 2015
The K + S group has awarded Atos, an international leader in digital services, a six year contract, to improve and manage its global IT infrastructure. Under the new contract, Atos will provide central server and storage systems from its data center in Fürth as well as desktop, printer, and network services in 45 countries. 35 K+S employees will transfer to Atos.
“We are looking forward to working together with Atos to further improve the quality of the IT services“, says Kai Finke, head of Corporate IT at K+S. “With Atos we have a partner with experience in this market and great international presence to provide support for the K+S locations worldwide“.
“We offer K+S the required flexibility and experience in this specific market“, says Dr. Klaus Seifert, Senior Vice President for Managed Services at Atos in Germany. “The whole team will provide their in depth experience to deliver services that meet the needs of K+S.”
K+S operates within the framework of the program "Fit for the Future", which was launched in November 2013. Its aim is to continuously improve the cost and organizational structure to manage production, administrative and sales functions more efficiently.
K+S is an international resources company. We have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for 125 years. The products we produce from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. The nutrients potash and salt are accompanying the megatrend for the future: A constantly growing global population is becoming increasingly prosperous and striving for a more modern standard of living, which results in an increasing consumption of mineral raw materials. We serve the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world's largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, K+S achieved revenues in financial year 2013 of about € 4 billion and an EBIT of € 656 million. K+S is the commodities stock on the German DAX index. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 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.
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