PARIS, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a new five-year global data centre transformation contract with Huntsman Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Today's announcement marks an extension of the longstanding partnership between the two Companies, which dates back to 2004 when Atos started providing SAP services for Huntsman out of Belgium.
Under the new global agreement, Atos will assume services and support of several Huntsman global data centres, actively manage cost improvements, increase overall efficiency and effective service provisioning. Additionally, Atos will manage a global transformation project to consolidate services and operations into two US sites, located in Texas. These are currently spread over three regional locations in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
As part of the Atos solution, the SAP legacy environment will be transitioned to a dedicated private cloud solution tailored to Huntsman's requirements. It will be built on a standardised platform based on an OPEX capacity utilization model provided by Canopy, an Atos company and a one-stop shop for Cloud computing. For Huntsman, this will mean a significant reduction in capital expenditure with improved disaster recovery while maintaining a secure environment focused on proactive risk mitigation.
Maria Womersley, Vice President and CIO of Global IT at Huntsman said: "The Atos team engaged in a thorough job of assessing our business requirements, developing a robust global data centre solution, and proposing a tenable project plan which met the challenges and demands of both our IT and business organizations. We are confident in our partnership as we embark on this significant transformation, and look forward to achieving the mutual objectives of a successful implementation."
Martin Wibbe, Vice President, Chemicals market at Atos said: "Using our knowledge from our experience of working with Huntsman in Belgium, we designed a solution that would best fit Huntsman's global needs and are delighted to be awarded this contract by one of the largest, most internationally successful and well known US chemical companies. Our focus now will be to work in collaboration with Huntsman to ensure a smooth transition to the new service.
For Atos, the partnership with Huntsman is important and will help to further strengthen our growing position in the US market where we serve both international and local clients."
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of EUR 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
About Huntsman Corporation
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 80 manufacturing and R&D facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.