|[November 06, 2017]
Orange Business Services Integrates Global Network and IT Infrastructure of ZF and TRW
ZF, one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide and headquartered
in Friedrichshafen, Germany, has renewed and expanded its contract with
Orange (News - Alert) Business Services. The four-year-contract worth over 50 million
euros includes the integration of former TRW Automotive into the
ZF Group. This merger, which started in 2015, allows the company to
consolidate its services and meet the future challenges of the
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ZF, one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide, has renewed and expanded its contract with Orange Business Services (News - Alert) (Photo: Business Wire)
The integration of network and IT infrastructure after a merger is an
important part in the success of any acquisition. Both ZF and TRW were
existing Orange Business Services customers. The integration process
covered both Business VPN and hybrid networks, along with more than 13
different services and solutions for 350 locations and 137,000 employees
worldwide. In addition, Orange merged its two globally split support
teams and helpdesks.
The services Orange provides for the merged company include network with
optimization, Internet connectivity, security services, unified
communications as a service (UCaaS), video conferencing, and consulting.
With the merger completed, ZF and TRW can expand their customer base and
have a consistent voice to customers. The comprehensive portfolio of
both companies will allow ZF to answer the trends in an increasingly
disruptive industry, such as autonomous driving, safety, and fuel
efficiency. The management of this diverse and comprehensive network
infrastructure by Orange Business Services helps ensure the continuing
success of ZF as one of the world's leading suppliers for the automotive
"We are happy to continue our productive partnership with Orange
Business Services and to have had them handle the merger of the two
networks of ZF and ZF TR in such a professional and seamless manner.
Thanks to our global Orange team and their professional support, we can
better face the challenges of the automotive industry's future as an
efficient and united company," said Thomas Fiehm, Vice President -
Service Center IT Infrastructure & Operations at ZF Group.
"As a global industry leader in the automotive industry, it's essential
for ZF to be efficient and effective across the entire company, spanning
the world. We are happy they chose to renew their contract with us,
reaffirming their trust in our expertise and ability to handle the
merger of both companies' global networks and associated services
smoothly," said Helmut Reisinger, executive vice president,
International at Orange Business Services.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis
technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company
has a global workforce of around 137,000 in some 40 countries. In 2016,
ZF achieved sales of €35.2 billion. ZF annually invests about six
percent of its sales in research & development - ensuring continued
success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies.
ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.
vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is
striving for Vision Zero - a world of mobility without accidents and
emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and
services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.
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About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the
B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on
supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and
French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only
an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a
value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that
help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces
and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer
relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched
connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies
that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks
(SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications
and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services
customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an
international level and over two million professionals, companies and
local communities in France.
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Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
annual sales of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and has 269 million customers
in 29 countries at 30 September 2017. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris
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