Atos and HKScan extend their partnership in delivering next generation IT Services

Helsinki, June 12, 2018

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and HKScan have agreed a 3-year services agreement regarding the all-inclusive management of HKScan’s IT infrastructure. The agreement succeeds earlier agreements between the two parties regarding parts of the IT infrastructure and supports HKScan’s aim to reduce IT costs while maintaining the quality of service and increasing cost flexibility.

HKScan and Atos have a business relation since 2005. With the new agreement HKScan reinforces its capability to transform its IT landscape and way of working. Atos Digital Workplace and Cloud services help HKScan to transform into an agile infrastructure that will enable its Farm to Fork strategy. With the increased innovation power HKScan will create a secure and differentiated supply chain and further improve its operational and commercial excellence.

The extension of our current relation with Atos creates added value for HKScan and for our customers. HKScan´s strategic goal is to drive efficiency and cost-competitiveness and I believe that Atos is able to help us to reach our target”, says Pekka Kultanen, CIO of HKScan. “An all-inclusive management of IT infrastructure by Atos provides a solid basis on which we can consolidate and innovate our application landscape for the future”.

Harri Saikkonen,Managing Director Atos Nordics: “As an organization, our broader strategic intent is to grow in the Nordic countries and foster long term business relations, adding value through innovative solutions to our business partners. Atos has a good track record with HKScan and we are honored that HKScan puts trust in our capabilities and partnership”.

About HKScan

HKScan is a Nordic meat and meals company. We employ over 7300 professionals in striving to serve the world ́s most demanding consumers, maintaining quality throughout the full chain of operations, From Farm to Fork. HKScan produces, markets and sells high-quality, sustainably produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, as well as charcuterie and meals, with strong consumer brands, including HK®, Scan®, Rakvere®, Kariniemen®, Rose®, Pärsons® and Tallegg®. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home market comprises of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2017, HKScan had net sales of EUR 1.8 billion, making us one of Europe’s leading meat and meals companies.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

Press contact:

Pekka Kultanen
HKScan Media Service Desk
tel. +358 (0)10 570 5700

Ksenia Forsheneva
Head of Marketing & Communications Nordics
tel +46 73 620 65 13