Beverage company Oy Hartwall Ab and Fujitsu Services Oy have signed a three-year framework agreement on IT infrastructure services. The aggregate of services incorporates Patja IT infrastructure services and agreements on server availability, application services and project operations.
The co-operation between Hartwall and Fujitsu began in 1999.
”Fujitsu has proven its ability to provide services with high standards and reliability. Our collaboration has evolved over the years and built up trust between us," says IT Director Ritva Korte of Hartwall.
”When negotiating the renewal agreement we set mutual development goals to streamline the services and thereby also make them more cost-efficient and business-driven. Improvements will soon be seen in forecasting processes, supply chain management and business-driven service measuring. The purpose is also to enhance the efficiency of the technical environment through server virtualisation, for example," Ritva Korte lists.
In 2002, Hartwall merged with the British brewing group Scottish & Newcastle. Along with the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle by Heineken and Carlsberg, the ownership of Hartwall was transferred to Heineken as per 29 April, 2008.
”The changing of ownership put some pressure on us to finalise this agreement. It's important for us be able to ensure well-oiled services during the transition period and to continue developing this proven partnership model further," says Director Matti Seppänen of Fujitsu.
As examples of the above-mentioned development areas Seppänen mentions the gradual adoption of a standardised Patja service model, enhancing proactive application monitoring, and exploitation of the printing service.
IT Director Ritva Korte, Hartwall, tel. + 358 20 717 111
Director Matti Seppänen, tel. + 358 400 422 556
Hartwall is the innovative leader in the beverage industry. Our product portfolio includes beers, ciders, long drinks, bottled waters, soft drinks and a growing variety of speciality beverages. Through our subsidiary Hartwa-Trade, we also import wines and other alcoholic drinks. Our best-known brands are Hartwall Jaffa, Hartwall Novelle, Upcider as well as Lapin Kulta, Karjala and Foster’s beers. Hartwall has around 1000 employees. Hartwall is part of Heineken N.V. that is the most international brewer in the world.
Date: 14 toukokuu, 2008