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Finland Lännen Tehtaat and Fujitsu Sign Patja Agreement on IT Infrastructure Support Services

Fujitsu Services Oy

tammikuuta 15, 2007

Food company Lännen Tehtaat plc and Fujitsu Services Oy have entered into an agreement on the provision of IT infrastructure support services in accordance with Fujitsu's Patja operating model. The agreement is for three years and covers mainly the company's food division, administration and its units operating in Säkylä, in the South-Western Finland.

Under the contract, Fujitsu provides Lännen Tehtaat with an IT helpdesk, on-site support and server management services; and for its part bears responsibility for server backups. In the initial phase there will be in excess of 200 workstations incorporated in the Patja service.

In addition, the agreement includes workstation deliveries, covering all the companies in the Lännen Tehtaat group. The services will be deployed in phases by mid-April of 2007.

"A most pivotal goal of the agreement is to release our own IT experts to focus on developing our IT solutions. We are also aiming to support the growth strategy of the food division in Finland and in the Northern Baltic Sea area," comments IT Director Ari Laarne of Lännen Tehtaat.

"We ended up choosing Fujitsu's Patja service, because Fujitsu has an excellent regional coverage both in Finland and in areas of our growth strategy. Also, Fujitsu's service range is comprehensive and well commercialised," Laarne continues.

Further information:
IT Director Ari Laarne Lännen Tehtaat, tel. +358 10 402 00
Sales Director Mika Virtanen, Fujitsu, tel. +358 45 7880 5114

Lännen Tehtaat plc is a company operating in the food industry and quoted on Helsinki Stock Exchange. The Lännen Tehtaat Group consists of the Food Division and the Agricultural Division. Although Finland is Lännen Tehtaat’s primary market, the Group also has operations in other countries around the Baltic Sea. The Group net sales for 2005 amounted to 433 million euros, and it employs approximately 1,000 people.

Date: 15 tammikuuta, 2007