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Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Wins Substantial BT Re-Manufacturing Contracts in Ireland

May 07, 2008

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited announces that its Antrim-based specialist re-manufacturing and repair division, Fujitsu Telecommunications Ireland (FTI), has recently won two major re-manufacturing contracts with a combined value of nearly GB £2.5 million. BT Convergent Solutions has awarded FTI a significant two-year contract for re-manufacturing and component-level repair services. Underlining re-manufacturing’s value as a waste-reduction strategy, the contract will involve the processing of approximately 1500 products per month, and spans around one hundred business-telephone product lines, including legacy products as well as a growing number of IP-based systems. In addition, FTI has also won a two-year contract to re-manufacture and repair BT’s installed base of Sovereign SM1 payphones throughout the UK, with 120 units refurbished in the first month.

Peter Bowman, Director of Fujitsu Telecommunications Ireland, commented on the new contracts and on the increasing demand for the division’s specialist services:
“This is excellent news for Fujitsu Telecommunications Ireland, and highlights the growing importance that OEMs attach to re-manufacturing as an extremely efficient and cost-effective solution – saving the expense of disposal processing, and the build-from-new investment. Our contract with BT Convergent Solutions is the broadest in scope to date, encompassing repair down to component level, across all the products involved, underlining the flexibility of the services we have available here. The scope of our re-manufacturing and repair capabilities now ranges from high-end exchange equipment, through business telephone systems, to laptop computers and related IT technologies. Our business is strengthening as a result of growing concern over the green issues relating to electronic products, providing us with a firm base for employment in the region.”

FTI’s operation is solely focused on the extension of product lifecycles, through the re-manufacturing and repair of electronic products for OEMs in Europe, maximising their return on investment and preserving valuable inventories. The division has expanded steadily since its establishment in Antrim, Northern Ireland, in 1992. BT has featured amongst its client base for more than 15 years, involving the repair and servicing of BT payphones as well as the supply of repair and refurbishment services to BT Convergent Solutions.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited is a major supplier of Broadband Access equipment in Europe and is Fujitsu's worldwide design location for access network solutions - including a centre of excellence for the development of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology. The company is also the leading provider of broadband solutions in the UK, with some 2 million lines deployed to date. Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe is focused on providing strategic end-to-end solutions, supported by complete turnkey services. Fujitsu is playing a fundamental role in the creation of "Broadband Britain" - from world-leading products and technology, through project planning, community liaison, cable laying and civil engineering, to installation, implementation and ongoing maintenance.

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Date: 07 May, 2008

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