Bakery company Vaasan & Vaasan Oy and ICT services company Fujitsu Services Oy have renewed their IT infrastructure outsourcing agreement for the next three years.
All in all more than Vaasan & Vaasan 400 desktops in 15 towns across Finland are managed by the Patja service. The renewed agreement expands it to cover printing management, server capacity as service, Mobile Professional and lifecycle management for mobile devices. In addition, the company’s e-mail and application platform, Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS), will be provided as service.
The amount of baked bread is based on orders and thus varies from day to day. Customer orders arrive during the day and determine the operation the next morning. In such an environment, flawless operation of IT infrastructure is of extreme importance.
”IT has contributed in our ability improve our delivery reliability to a good level and to keep it there. However, the process is vulnerable and easily disturbed if the IT becomes flawed,” says Director Vesa Moisio of Vaasan & Vaasan.
”As a whole, our six-year collaboration with Fujitsu has been a positive experience. Having the development and monitoring activities taken care by a partner, we’ve been able to focus particularly on resource planning and developing our repository system,” Moisio continues.
The Patja service incorporates the management and monitoring of application servers, and demand-based server capacity service. Vesa Moisio mentions scalability as the biggest advantage of buying server capacity.
”We have embarked on projects where servers located at Fujitsu’s data centre serve as application platforms for our sites in Sweden and the Baltic countries. Scalability in these projects is a very valuable quality to us,” he says.
Director Vesa Moisio, Vaasan & Vaasan Oy, Tel. + 358 20 446 2008
Sales Manager Juha Miettinen, Fujitsu, Tel. + 358 45 7880 9755
Press contacts: Satu Pelttari, Fujitsu, Tel. + 358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari(at)fi.fujitsu.com
The Vaasan & Vaasan Group is the leading bakery business in Finland and the Baltic region, and the second-largest Nordic operator in bake-off products. Vaasan & Vaasan is the largest thin crisp and second-largest crisp bread producer in the world. The companys' crisp bread products are sold under the FINN CRISP brand in over 50 countries in the world. The Group consists of Vaasan & Vaasan Oy in Finland, A/S Leibur in Estonia, A/S Hanzas Maiznicas in Latvia, UAB Vilniaus Duona in Lithuania and Nordic Bake Off AB in Sweden. Each Baltic subsidiary is the market leader in its own country, while Nordic Bake Off AB is the second-largest producer of bake-off products in Sweden. In 2006 the Group had a turnover of approximately EUR 334 million and it employed some 3,450 people.
Date: 29 marraskuu, 2007