Sweden Lännen Tehtaat Plc joins Fujitsu's Sohva application management service
Food industry company Lännen Tehtaat Oyj and ICT services company Fujitsu Services Oy have signed a partnership agreement on the management of Lännen Tehtaat applications according to Fujitsu's Sohva application services. Two employees will transfer to Fujitsu from Lännen Tehtaat along with the agreement.
Lännen Tehtaat, an employer of some 700 people, operates in frozen foods, fish products and vegetable oil business as well as grain trading. The group is known for the Apetit brand, for example.
The Sohva project has started up by the deployment of a SAP system at Lännen Tehtaat. The system covers comprehensively the enterprise resource planning of the entire group, including procurement, production, sales, purchases, stock management and financial management. In addition, the agreement incorporates servers, which will be located at Fujitsu's data centre and included in the availability services. The SAP system has all in all some 200 users.
”The development, management and maintenance of a SAP system require a lot of expert knowledge. The Sohva application service brings flexibility and cost efficiency to our development activities. No matter which business area we happen to be developing, we have the right kind of expert to turn to. We also plan to expand our operations particularly in the northern parts of the Baltic Sea. That will require an internationally operating IT partner," says IT Manager Jorma Jokela of Apetit Suomi Oy.
About Lännen Tehtaat Plc
Lännen Tehtaat Plc is a company operating in the food industry and quoted on Helsinki Stock Exchange. The Lännen Tehtaat Group consists of the Frozen Foods Business, Fish Products Business, Vegetable Oil Business, Grain Trading and Other Operations.Apetit Pakaste Oy produces frozen foods, jams and marmalades that meet customer needs and requirements. Apetit Kala Oy specializes in the manufacture of fish products and the wholesale and retail fish trade. Maritim Food AS and its subsidiaries and joint ventures produce and sell fish and shellfish products in Norway and Sweden. Apetit Suomi Oy is in charge of developing, marketing and selling products made by Apetit Pakaste and Apetit Kala. In addition to commercial services, Apetit Suomi produces human-resource, IT, environmental and financial-administration services for the companies in the Lännen Tehtaat Group.Mildola Oy offers its customers vegetable oils and protein feed produced using purely natural methods. Avena Nordic Grain Oy and its subsidiaries specialize in the domestic and international trade in grains, oil seeds, pulses and raw materials for feeds.
About Fujitsu Services Oy
Fujitsu Services Oy is the leading ICT services supplier in Finland. With its cutting edge ICT service models Patja and Sohva, the company facilitates the day-to-day operations of its customers in Finland and abroad by assuming the overall responsibility for the support services, operation and development of the customers' IT infrastructure and operational applications. Fujitsu's other areas of expertise include mobile work services, electronic services as well as Microsoft, SAP and EMC Documentum based solutions.The Finland based ICT services company Fujitsu's net sales for the financial year that ended in March 2009 amounted to 395 million euros. The company employs nearly 2,700 people in Finland and the Baltic countries. Fujitsu Finland is part of the global Fujitsu Group, one of the largest ICT services providers on a global scale. Our specialist network comprises 175,000 employees in 70 countries. Patja and Sohva are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Services Oy. Read more at: fi.fujitsu.com, www.net-lehti.com.
Date: 01 February, 2008