Assa Abloy has hired Wipro to consolidate its data centres and deliver a company-wide IT managed services framework. The value of the five year deal has not been disclosed.
Assa Abloy is a lock manufacturer formed in 1994 by the merger of Swedish ASSA and Abloy in Finland. The company has enjoyed strong growth and today employs more than 46,000 people across the globe, with sales of more than SEK 68 billion. Assa Abloy sells an arrangement of locking mechanisms, access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security services, to clients in more than 70 countries.
In a five year agreement, which is aimed at improving the efficiency of Assa Abloy’s data centre services, Wipro will merge the company’s data centres in the EMEA region, as well as implement a cloud-based service model which includes IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Through the deal Assa Abloy’s global operation will be provided with full range of IT infrastructure management services.
N. S. Bala, Chief Executive, Manufacturing & Hi-Tech Industry lead at Wipro says: “We are delighted to be chosen by Assa Abloy as the strategic partner for their IT transformation project, which will leverage both our manufacturing domain expertise and technology capabilities. The relationship between both companies is anchored by a synergy of our core corporate values and we look forward to fostering an environment of innovation that supports and strengthens Assa Abloy’s leadership position in the industry.”
Jens Nielsen, CIO of Assa Abloy remarks that: “This engagement is strategic to our business continuity operations and we believe that Wipro is the best partner for us. With our data center infrastructure supported by Wipro, we can drive added efficiencies, and most importantly, bring about joint innovations to serve our customers better.”