The contract, which began on 1 July, will see Atos Origin integrate all the business systems from each company...
in the Brakes Group to SAP, replacing numerous legacy systems.
Brakes hoped this would improve business efficiency by rationalising a previously diverse infrastructure, a result of the company's growth following the acquisition of a number of companies.
Phil Goodwin, IS director at Brakes Group, said the deal will be key to the success of the business.
“Our research into outsourcing demonstrated that there would be a number of benefits to Brakes, specifically the acceleration of our integration programme, enhancing our relationships with our customers and reducing our IT cost base,” he said.
No jobs have been lost, but 80 IT staff will transfer to Atos Origin, which is developing a new site close to Brakes' headquarters in Ashford, Kent, to house the team.