Amsterdam, March 15, 2011: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm announced that it will enable Royal Haskoning in its plans for rapid growth across markets by providing a flexible and controlled support environment. Toward this objective, the companies have signed a multi-year, multi-million IT infrastructure deal, which will form the base for Royal Haskoning’s future operating model.
The scope of the project covers end-to-end IT infrastructure services, which will be provided from TCS’ global delivery centers in the Netherlands, Hungary and India. The services include a multi-lingual service desk, datacenter hosting and management, end-user computing services, application support services and transformation solutions. The services will be delivered using TCS’ proprietary “White Box” engagement model – the industry’s most transparent framework to design, build and run IT infrastructures.
This engagement will help Royal Haskoning optimize their existing assets and allow them to focus on their business performance and international growth plans in Europe and emerging markets. “Royal Haskoning, a Dutch technical consultancy firm focusing on the broad field of the interaction between people and their environment, is planning to grow, not only in our existing home countries, but also across emerging markets. We face interesting new challenges and consistent experience of service delivery is essential for us to be successful. In Tata Consultancy Services, we have found a full service partner offering us round-the-clock service, broad expertise and experience, and strong technology alliances. Their delivery model will give our company the necessary support,” said Eric Overvoorde, Chief Information Officer, Royal Haskoning.
This deal further strengthens TCS’ position as a full services player in the Dutch market, where the firm operates a global delivery center (Eindhoven) and has over 1000 experts catering to leading companies such as KLM, ABN AMRO, Rabobank and the ING Group. It also marks another step forward in the trend of leading companies looking at growth in emerging markets and consequently looking for innovative ways of setting-up their operating model to support this expansion. “The partnership with Royal Haskoning is another example of how our full services play executed in our Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM™) and supporting multiple languages, delivers real business value to our customers looking for growth,” said Shankar Narayanan, Director & Head, Benelux, TCS.
About Royal Haskoning (RH)
Royal Haskoning was founded in the Netherlands in 1881 and operates in 17 countries with 3900 employees and 57 offices. Royal Haskoning is a multidisciplinary, international company. The consultants, architects and engineers of the company advise on various projects in the areas of planning, infrastructure and transport, architecture, building, building services, industrial engineering, industrial concepts, industrial installations, project management, water management, environment, coastlines and rivers, ports and maritime facilities. Companies and governments around the world rely on Royal Haskoning for its knowledge and experience and focus on the sustainable interaction between people and their environment. When it comes to reaching the sustainability advice and solutions, consultants from Royal Haskoning are “beyond sustainability.”
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM™), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 186,500 of the world’s best-trained IT consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of over US $6.3 billion for fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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