ZOLLIKOFEN, Switzerland, September 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Clariant demonstrates its confidence in its long-standing partner, T-Systems.
- The customer gets wide-ranging and inclusive services from T-Systems.
- Clariant appreciates the innovative capacity and quality of T-Systems' project services.
Clariant has extended its contract with T-Systems in Switzerland for a further five years. The contract extension runs until 2017 and includes worldwide ICT services and applications for the chemical group. Clariant gets a number of individual services from T-Systems, including global SAP services, desktop services, Citrix, Microsoft and groupware services, as well as support, maintenance and consultancy services, and works with the ICT service provider in more than 30 countries. One of the latest additions to the contract is invoicing. It also guarantees that Clariant can efficiently run the most up-to-date technologies and services in a one-stop-shop for the Group's over one hundred companies worldwide until 2017.
"T-Systems is an innovative partner, which has already proven its consistency in terms of deadlines, quality and professionalism through its project services. T-Systems presented a very attractive service offer for further collaboration, and addressed our requirements with their private cloud approach", explained Volker Laska, CIO at Clariant.
Clariant decided to use T-Systems as a strategic service partner more than 15 years ago, in order to combine globally consistent processes and standardised ICT services with the development of regional synergy potentials.
"We are proud to have Clariant as a satisfied and trusting customer", said Pierre Klatt, Managing Director of T-Systems in Switzerland. "A partnership that lasts so many years is based on quality, reliability and commitment, and Clariant can continue to count on this in the coming years."
Both sides refuse to disclose the volumes involved in this new contract, but it is T-Systems second largest contract of the year in Switzerland. In June, T-Systems won Georg Fischer as a customer, with a volume of around 90 million euros.
Clariant is a world leading company in speciality chemicals with its head office in Basel. The group is represented worldwide with over 100 companies. At the end of 2011, the company had 22,149 employees and posted turnover of around CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into 11 business units: Additives, Catalysis & Energy, Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates, Functional Materials, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Leather Services, Masterbatches, Oil & Mining Services, Paper Specialties, Pigments und Textile Chemicals.
Clariant focuses on creating value through investing in profitable and sustainable growth. The company strategy is based on four pillars: improving profitability, innovation, researching and development, dynamic growth in upcoming markets and optimisation of portfolios through additional acquisitions or sales.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with almost 130 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2012). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 233,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some 48,200 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add significant value to customers' core business all over the world. The corporate customers unit generated revenue of around EUR 9.2 billion in the 2011 financial year.
In Switzerland, T-Systems has over 650 employees and, in addition to the head office in Zollikofen, has offices all over Switzerland. Since March 2011, the Swiss SAP integrated systems provider, Data Migration Consulting AG, has been a subsidiary of T-Systems Switzerland AG.
T-Systems in Switzerland
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