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Atos Origin snaps up £100m food services outsourcing

Daniel Thomas
Brakes, the food service supplier, hopes to cut costs and boost efficiency after signing a 10-year, £100m deal to outsource all of its IT operations to IT services firm Atos Origin.

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. 


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