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  5. As part of its programme of updating key in-store and central systems, Carpetright plc, Europe’s leading specialist carpet and floor covering retailer, has appointed Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading IT services companies.

Carpetright enlists Fujitsu to develop, implement and support new PoS infrastructure

As part of its programme of updating key in-store and central systems, Carpetright plc, Europe’s leading specialist carpet and floor covering retailer, has appointed Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading IT services companies.

January 16, 2006

The contract with Fujitsu is for the supply, implementation and support for a new Point of Sale (PoS) platform and wireless infrastructure across the company’s network of over 400 stores. Carpetright’s aim is to ensure trading is simple, clear and consistent and the new systems will enable store staff to offer customers even better service.

Ian Woosey, IT director at Carpetright plc, comments: “We needed a supplier to help us understand the pros and cons of various PoS hardware and the different approaches to service in the new wireless environment. Fujitsu has used its extensive retail experience and good relationships with manufacturers to enable us to assess the key issues and identify the most suitable solutions.”

Bill Waterson, UK head of retail at Fujitsu Services, comments: “As Carpetright is in the process of updating all of its systems, the key to the success of this project is to ensure that this implementation complements the broader changes that are planned. After considerable liaison with key manufacturers we are confident that we have selected the best equipment to meet the company’s needs.”

Following testing and accreditation, a pilot for the new system will begin later this year prior to the full roll-out.

About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

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Date: 16 January, 2006