UPM to outsource part of its IT services to HCL
Noida/Helsinki, 7 March 2012 – UPM and HCL Technologies Limited (HCL), a leading global IT Service Provider, have signed a five year outsourcing frame agreement of IT infrastructure services. As part of this agreement, HCL will provide data center, end user support, network services and professional IT services to UPM. HCL will also set up a data center in Finland and strengthen its existing Espoo Delivery Center to provide the services.
Approximately 250 UPM employees globally are within the scope of the planned outsourcing. Transferring UPM employees are expected to move to HCL upon closing, which is expected to take place at the end of August 2012, subject to signing of local transfer agreements and customary closing conditions.
“The agreement enables UPM IT to offer unified and cost effective IT infra services to UPM businesses“, says the CIO of UPM, Turkka Keskinen. “With this engagement we aim to increase scalability and flexibility as well as ensure access to world class competences and best practices”, he continues. “In the future, UPM IT focuses on strategy and governance, business-IT development, application management as well as demand and service management.”
“HCL has proven experience in delivering complex, end-to-end outsourcing engagements to globally dispersed organizations. We are pleased that this expertise has today positioned us as UPM’s partner of choice for IT services. We stay committed to creating transformational value for UPM in this engagement and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship”, says Anant Gupta, President, HCL Technologies ISD.
“Through this engagement we will aim to optimize and transform UPM’s IT infrastructure to ensure enhanced and cost-efficient IT operations,” added Venu Gopal Lambu, AVP Head of Continental Europe, HCL Technologies ISD.
UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and RD services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare Life sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First, Customer Second’ which empowers our 83,076 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, has reported consolidated revenues of US$ 3.9 billion ( Rs 18,334 crores), as on 31 December 2011 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
About HCL Enterprise
HCL is a $6 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 85,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com
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