Commodity and innovation

In an increasingly globalized sector, chemical companies face a dual challenge: maximize the efficiency with which they produce established commodity products, while at the same time developing new and often personalized propositions for the next generation of customers.  Digital transformation becomes critical in meeting both these challenges.

New business opportunities demand new business practices


The chemical industry is in a period of change. Companies must meet the ongoing demand for commoditized bulk products. In parallel, they are developing new value-added propositions, often with innovative service elements, and often in specialist target markets.

The pressure to drive down costs across the supply and distribution chain is unrelenting, but in the chemical industry, for both established and innovative product lines, there can be no compromise in meeting the highest standards of compliance and environmental responsibility.

The digital shockwave has direct and far-reaching implications right across the chemical industry.

As a partner in digital transformation, Atos will ensure that the design and execution of your digital strategy remains intelligent, adaptive and focused.

We will ensure that as a forward-thinking chemical company, you are ready to minimize the risk and maximize the benefits of emerging technologies.

In the EU, chemical companies had to handle a 60% rise in regulation between 2008 and 2016.

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Customer transformation challenges

Look at digital transformation in chemicals from four perspectives …

Customer experience

How can new digital landscapes help you create more active relationships with business, and even consumer customers?

Operational excellence

How best can chemical companies establish a comprehensive and actionable map of realtime intelligence across extended production and distribution eco-systems?

Business reinvention

Where do new alliances and opportunities lie, allowing you to compete in new geographies while building a differentiated brand and reputation?

Trust and compliance

Looking beyond regulatory pressures, how does your security strategy protect intellectual property while allowing you to compete in the data economy?

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Siemens and Atos expand their strategic alliance

“We are very happy with the development of the Alliance over the past five years. The Alliance has driven additional joint order intake for both companies, it has sparked many new innovations and it has contributed to improved shareholder returns. I am also pleased that Atos is a key ecosystem partner for our MindSphere industrial cloud platform.”

Roland Busch, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and member of the Board of Atos SE.

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