Infosys boosts European footprint in BMW deal


Infosys boosts European footprint in BMW deal

Karl Flinders

Infosys is opening a services delivery center in Munich, Germany, as part of an applications management deal with manufacturing giant BMW.

The deal includes maintenance and operations services for the web infrastructure, content management, SAP, business intelligence systems and the company’s internal IT system, known as IT for IT.

The delivery centre in Munich will be a hub in Infosys’s global delivery network. It will support Infosys’s expansion in Europe, where Germany is the biggest economy.

Ashok Vemuri, global head of manufacturing and engineering services at Infosys, said Infrastructure management is no longer just about short-term efficiency and productivity gains. 

“It also requires a partner that can help build an IT organisation that is relevant to the future," said Vemuri.

"Our new delivery centre in Munich will help us achieve this objective for BMW and allow us to expand our local presence in a key growth market.”

Historically, Indian IT service providers, while strong in the UK, have had to invest time and money in succeeding in continental Europe.

Infosys acquired Switzerland-based management consultancy Lodestone last year to expand its European SAP business.

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