Fujitsu today announced that Campofrio Food Group , the leading European company in the processed meats sector, has selected Fujitsu as its partner to develop an Infrastructure Utility (IU4) solution in support of SAP ® applications. This partnership will optimize the infrastructures supporting Campofrio’s implementation of SAP applications, leading to significant cost reductions and delivering greater flexibility in business operations.
The IU4 solution will be implemented across Europe within the next three years. Eight Campofrio group companies will use the solution under a pay-per-use model. The solution will provide complete system management of components, including infrastructure provisioning, operating systems management, databases, middleware and SAP applications, all under a transparent, flexible system linked directly to the company’s fluctuation in business volumes.
According to Fabio di Capua, IST Enterprise Operations Director of Campofrio Food Group: “We worked hard to select the best company for this project. We evaluated all vendors on more than 100 different elements and Fujitsu came out on top in basically all our criteria. Fujitsu has been able to create the strongest team that has shown how to understand and identify our needs better, especially following the enormous transformation that we have experienced through the acquisition of eight of the most important meat companies in Europe. In addition, Fujitsu’s proposed infrastructure allows us to drive the future of our company in a flexible way, and easily integrate new businesses.”
The proposal presented to Campofrio by the Japanese multinational includes a relationship model that provides variable billing in support of SAP transactions and a working model with a solid team. According to Alejandro Jiménez, Outsourcing Director at Fujitsu in Spain:“ Knowing the Campofrio Food Group business and its expansion plans in depth was crucial to understanding how to adapt our offer to the company’s current and future specific needs, and ensured that Fujitsu was selected as a partner, in a bid process that involved the world’s largest IT companies.”
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About Campofrio Food Group
Campofrio Food Group (CFG) was created through the Merger of equal of GSH (Groupe Smithfield Holdings, S.L) and Campofrio Alimentacion. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with sales of approximately €2 billion, CFG is now the major producer of processed meats in Europe. The company has a direct presence in Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, The Netherlands and Italy.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com .
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Date: 05 July, 2011