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-- FPT Software wins a 5-year-contract that is worth a high US$ two-digit million amount with RWE Group - one of the leading utility companies in Europe.
-- FPT Software acquires RWE IT Slovakia - the subsidiary of the RWE Group, strengthening its global delivery capabilities especially at Europe and adding about 400 experienced SAP consultants in Utility domain to its global team.
HANOI, Vietnam, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday in Berlin, Germany, Vietnam's leading IT corporation - FPT and RWE Group – one of Europe's leading utility companies have signed an agreement worth a high US$ two-digit million amount. The agreement does also include the acquisition of RWE IT Slovakia – a subsidiary of the RWE Group in Eastern Europe – by FPT Software that will turn RWE IT Slovakia into a future FPT Slovakia, a member of FPT family.
Mr. Peter Terium, CEO of RWE Group and Mr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT Group did witness the signing to underline the importance of this agreement for both parties.
RWE IT Slovakia was established in 2004 and currently has more than 400 employees; most are experts in SAP area. As an internal IT Service provider RWE IT Slovakia delivers high quality services to RWE Group mainly in the area of SAP and 'Smart Home' solutions. Under the agreement with FPT, the IT services provided to RWE Group will be delivered jointly from FPT Software Vietnam and FPT Slovakia. Consequently the deal helps RWE Group to save US$ tens of millions in next five years and helps FPT to expand its global delivery capabilities especially in Europe and its expertise area of SAP, Utility domain and "Smart Home" solutions.
"The agreement will help FPT Software to boost our revenue and our delivery capabilities at Europe. With the acquisition we are able to combine "off" and "near" shore to a "best shore" approach to offer our customers at Europe the best of "two worlds," said FPT Software's Chief Executive Officer Mr. Nguyen Thanh Lam.
According to RWE Group, the company is very confident to achieve significant improvements in flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency.
"Nowadays, there are many IT experts all over the world. Vietnam has a first-class education system and excellent software engineers. The agreement with FPT Software offers us the possibility to support the belief that we can compete with other IT companies on the world's market," said Mr. Michael Neff, RWE Group CIO and RWE IT CEO.
FPT is boosting its globalization strategy and the additional delivery site in Slovakia is another step in realizing it. Founded in 1988, FPT Corporation is the largest IT service providers in Vietnam and also one of the leading IT firms in the Asian market. FPT has offices in Japan, the U.S., Europe, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar. Among the services offered in a wide range of IT services and BPO services, FPT has grown rapidly in recent years in area of technologies of Cloud, Mobility, and Big Data. FPT has its own university and college with more than 16,000 students and maintains partnerships with other universities worldwide.
FPT (VNINDEX: FPT) is the largest IT Company in Vietnam with over US$1.36 billion revenue and 17,000 employees. Qualified with CMMI 5 & ISO 27001:2005, FPT delivers IT-enabled business solutions globally and has presence in US, Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific. FPT's domain expertise includes manufacturing, semiconductors, healthcare, utility, financial services and satellite TV. With focus on R&D activities to improve the quality of services, the company has been serving over 250 customers worldwide, of which nearly 40 are Fortune 500 in the industries of manufacturing, semiconductors, healthcare, utility, financial services and satellite TV. From delivery centers across the United States, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and Vietnam, FPT deliver world-class services in Mobility, Cloud, Embedded System, Q&A testing, Legacy Migration, Package Implementation, Application Service, and BPO services.
For more information, please visit: http://fpt-software.com
RWE Group is one of the Europe's leading utility companies headquartered in Essen, Germany. With presence in 29 countries, includes Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, etc., RWE supplies electricity and gas to more than 20 million electricity customers and 10 million gas customers, all over Europe. With a revenue of more than 70 billion US$ and more than 66,000 employees in 2013, RWE is a 'heavy weight' in the European economy. RWE Group is expected to spend about US$ 1 billion for their IT.
For more information, please visit: https://www.rwe.com.
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