Fujitsu Extends Multi-Million Euro Contract with Bridgestone Europe to Support Services Infrastructure Transformation

London - 15 November 2016

  • Fujitsu awarded multi-million Euro deal by Bridgestone Europe to provide extensive infrastructure services
  • World’s largest tire and rubber company and Fujitsu to take a co-creation approach to customise service delivery of IT infrastructure and application services
  • Deal includes service desk, on-site and remote support for IT workplaces and equipment, managed print services, service integration, plus application hosting and operations

Fujitsu today announced that Bridgestone Europe is extending its commitment to outsource IT management to Fujitsu, as it focuses on improving IT services support for its European Strategic Business Units. By entrusting Fujitsu with its IT infrastructure and application management, Bridgestone Europe is able to concentrate on delivering innovation in its own core business areas.

Bridgestone Europe, which is part of the world’s largest tire and rubber company, and Fujitsu are taking a collaborative, co-creation approach. Fujitsu is supporting Bridgestone Europe on an IT strategy to devise and deploy a combination of services that deliver the most value and remain in tune with the tire firm’s unique needs.

Michael Johnson, Vice President of IT at Bridgestone Europe, commented: “Our corporate philosophy, the Bridgestone Essence, focuses on delivering world class products and solution services to our customers. By collaborating with Fujitsu for the ongoing transformation of our IT infrastructure, we can strike the optimum balance between short term benefits and long term gain. Furthermore, this contract means that we can direct all our energy and expertise into developing innovative solutions that will keep us at the forefront of our industry.”

Duncan Tait, SEVP and Head of EMEIA and Americas region at Fujitsu, said: “By partnering with companies like Bridgestone Europe, we are enabling them to focus on their core business goals and embrace new opportunities – using their underlying IT infrastructure as a business enabler. We see this renewal as a seal of approval for Fujitsu from Bridgestone Europe, which continues to entrust us to manage its entire IT infrastructure.”

Bridgestone Europe has reconfirmed Fujitsu as its provider of a comprehensive range of IT infrastructure and application services until 2018, with an option for further extension. Services provided by Fujitsu include a dedicated, multilingual service desk, on-site and remote support for IT workplaces and equipment, managed print services, service integration, as well as application hosting and operations. The tire manufacturer previously moved data from its own data centres to two of Fujitsu’s high-availability data centres in the UK, and all of Bridgestone Europe’s SAP systems are now hosted and operated by Fujitsu – which is also responsible for renewing Bridgestone Europe’s workplace infrastructure, including notebook PCs and servers.

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. 

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defense and consumer IT. 

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