Weyerhaeuser NR signs a $30M Global IT Transformation Deal with iGATE Patni
Winner of Weyerhaeuser’s ’IT supplier of the year’ in 2009 and 2010, for two consecutive years
Fremont, CA and Mumbai, India - iGATE Patni, the integrated technology and operations brand providing Business Outcomes-based solutions, today announced it has signed a $30 million contract to provide managed IT infrastructure service operations to the Weyerhaeuser NR Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies. Weyerhaeuser operates in 10 countries and employs 14,900 people, primarily in the United States and Canada.
As a part of this engagement, iGATE Patni will leverage its world-class managed on-demand infrastructure services capability to help Weyerhaeuser’s IT organization respond to a dynamic business environment more efficiently and cost effectively. iGATE Patni will leverage its service delivery and monitoring platform to manage Weyerhaeuser’s server footprint across multiple sites and will also provide on-demand storage using a private cloud model.
“We are delighted that Weyerhaeuser NR chose iGATE Patni to manage this important initiative and to help drive their IT infrastructure transformation,” said Robert Massie, Head of Sales for North America, iGATE Patni. “This engagement is testimony to our strategic relationship with Weyerhaeuser NR, a relationship built on mutual trust and our commitment to helping them achieve their business vision. The deal also reflects the market’s demand for a flexible, outcomes-based model- one which focuses on the end results and on delivering a measurable impact on a client’s overall business. This engagement also demonstrates the cross-functional teamwork that iGATE Patni deploys and confirms the superior value of the solutions we were able to bring to this engagement.”
Earlier, Weyerhaeuser NR selected iGATE Patni as its ‘IT Supplier of the Year’ for two years in a row, recognizing it for its commitment to continuous improvement and excellence within the Weyerhaeuser NR environment. iGATE Patni provides a wide range of IT services for Weyerhaeuser NR, including infrastructure management services, ERP implementation and support, application development and support services, testing-related services and business intelligence system implementation and support.
Weyerhaeuser NR one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. The Company grows and harvests trees, builds homes and makes a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. It manages its timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2010, the Company employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries. It has customers worldwide and has generated $6.6 billion in sales in 2010. Weyerhaeuser NR’s stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘WY’. Additional information about the Company is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.
About iGATE Patni:
’iGATE Patni’ is the common brand identity of two organizations — iGATE Corporation and Patni Computer Systems Limited (Patni). With iGATE having acquired a majority stake in Patni, the two companies, under the common brand iGATE Patni, provide full-spectrum consulting, technology and business process outsourcing, and product engineering services on a Business Outcomes-based model. Armed with over three decades of IT Services experience and powered by the iTOPS (Integrated Technology and Operations) platform, iGATE Patni’s multi-location global organization with a talent pool of 26000+ people, consistently delivers effective solutions to over 360 Fortune 1000 clients spanning across verticals like: banking & financial services; insurance & healthcare; life sciences; manufacturing, retail, distribution & logistics; media, entertainment leisure & travel; communication, energy & utilities; public sector; and independent software vendors. Visit: http://www.igatepatni.com/
iGATE Corporation is listed on NASDAQ (IGTE), and Patni Computer Systems Limited on BSE (532517), NSE (PATNI) and NYSE (PTI).
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which iGATE and Patni hamade strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.
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