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  • Investment will see TCS support Swissport’s customer service strategy
  • Enhanced IT infrastructure will position Swissport for continued growth

ZURICH l MUMBAI, May 19, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that Swissport, the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry, has selected TCS for a major IT infrastructure and technology transformation initiative.

Swissport IT Transformation is aiming to standardize their global IT environment to increase leverage and quality of delivery to support providing best customer services to its clients. The partnership with TCS will see Swissport invest in an extensive improvement and enhancement of its technology infrastructure capabilities to ensure its core systems can support these objectives.

This major initiative includes the consolidation of Swissport’s data centers and remote location infrastructure, establishing a global user help desk and implementing a worldwide WAN transformation scheme. The work will also see a simplification and streamlining of enterprise workplace services, governance and IT security alongside support to ensure that the technology innovations provide the best environment for success.

As a business that operates in over 280 airports worldwide and transports 4.3 million tonnes of cargo annually, Swissport’s operations are highly complex. TCS’ depth and breadth of expertise, as well as its proven track record in IT Infrastructure and Transformation were major factors in Swissport’s decision for its strategic program.

Christoph Kleinsorg, CIO, Swissport commented, “Customers rightly expect that our services are seamless. Our partnership with TCS will help us deliver on our goal to develop the best customer experience possible. We selected TCS from a competitive field of other providers due to its strong global presence, deep expertise in IT Infrastructure and Transformation and track record for outstanding customer satisfaction and delivery. Through more integrated operations, we will be able to provide the highest level of customer service possible while also supporting our continued growth”.

Heinz Gehri, Country Head, TCS, added,"The modern business era demands operations that act in real time, deliver integrated services to customers, and use data to unveil new insights and opportunities. This program will see the implementation of a number of key pillars of Swissport’s ambitious IT transformation strategy. In one of the world’s most complex and global industries opportunities for technology to deliver transformational value is huge. We’re delighted to be partnering with Swissport on this journey.”

For over two decades, TCS has been a leader in delivering strategic value to the travel and transportation industry. The company currently partners with over 35 aviation industry organizations, including seven of the top 10 leading global carriers and two of the top three airline alliances. With a comprehensive portfolio of specialized and digital solutions backed by over 5,000 experienced consultants, TCS helps aviation companies better align their technology initiatives to achieve business goals.

About Swissport:

Swissport is the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry. The company provides services on behalf of some 835 client-companies and handles around 230 million passengers and 4.1 million flights (movements) per year. The company operates around 133 warehouses and moves approx. 4.3 million tonnes of cargo. With a workforce of around 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of  IT,  BPS,  infrastructure,  engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 387,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of U.S. $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at

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