18.09.2017 – 19:22
CMA CGM Group Signs Strategic Partnership with Infosys to Accelerate Transformation of its Information Systems
Bangalore, India and Marseille, France (ots/PRNewswire)
- Seven-year partnership with Infosys to enhance CMA CGM's customer service experience - Infosys to establish a Delivery Center in Marseille to attract and enhance local expertise
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced a strategic seven-year partnership which will simplify and transform CMA CGM's IT applications and improve customer service experience.
As part of the agreement, and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a Delivery Center (DC) in Marseille, which will become a key hub attracting and enhancing local expertise.
Infosys will also acquire CMA CGM's Innovation and Delivery Center in Dubai, UAE, expanding its footprint in the Middle East.
Through this partnership:
- Infosys will provide CMA CGM with the skills required to maintain its applications and develop its SAP projects. Infosys will also provide CMA CGM with new high value-added technologies that will improve its agility and responsiveness. - As part of its ongoing digital transformation, CMA CGM will use Infosys Nia's artificial intelligence platform and its scalable automation platform, AssistEdge, to revamp its customer service, improve process execution and enhance internal performance.
These new systems will allow CMA CGM to be more flexible and innovative in a dynamic industry.
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said, "Simplifying the technology footprint and leveraging next-generation technologies is the need of the hour for the hyper-competitive shipping and logistics industry. We look forward to helping CMA CGM leapfrog to the next-generation of software-led business innovation which is customer friendly, cost effective and flexible. Infosys is keen to leverage its logistics industry experience and assist CMA CGM with its business transformation journey."
Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, said, "Innovation and digitalization are at the heart of our strategy. Our ambition is to create a competitive advantage by offering our customers state-of-the-art technologies. The partnership with Infosys is key to attaining this objective. By setting up their Center for Innovation in Marseille, CMA CGM, as well as the region, will benefit from both their expertise and their proximity."
About CMA CGM
CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 445 vessels call more than 370 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2016, they carried 15.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions. With a presence in 160 countries and through its 600 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseille.
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Name of the target entity CMA Systems FZ-LLC Whether the acquisition would fall No within related party transaction(s) and whether the promoter/ promoter group/ group companies have any interest in the entity being acquired? Industry to which the entity being Information Technology acquired belongs Objects and effects of acquisition As part of a strategic program spanning seven years that will help simplify and transform the CMA CGM's (a leading worldwide shipping group) IT applications, Infosys is purchasing 100% of the shareholding of CMA Systems FZ-LCC which is CMA CGM's remote IT support and development center in Dubai Any governmental or regulatory Yes, approval of Dubai Creative Clusters Authority approvals required for the will be required for the consummation of the acquisition transaction Indicative time period for The transaction is expected to close during the completion of the acquisition third quarter of fiscal 2018, subject to customary closing conditions Nature of consideration Cash Cost of acquisition or the price US Dollar 1 at which the shares are acquired; Percentage of holding 100% of the share capital Brief Background Incorporated on 27 September 2007 as a Free Zone Company with limited liability under the provisions of the Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Private Companies Regulations 2003 (currently known as Dubai Creative Clusters Authority). 100% subsidiary of CMA CGM SA (a company registered in France). Business operations in Dubai. Offerings: Remote IT Application support and development for CMA CGM
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