Talecris Biotherapeutics Signs IT Outsourcing Contract with Siemens Business Services, Inc.
Norwalk, Conn., Aug 9, 2006, Talecris Biotherapeutics and Siemens Business Services, Inc., today announced the signing of a multi-year, $69 million contract. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens will operate the entire IT infrastructure in all locations for Talecris Biotherapeutics.
The contract features Siemens Business Services’ SieQuence® solution that will be managed from multiple service delivery center locations. Siemens will run Talecris’ servers, operate the company’s network and provide desktop services and helpdesk support. In addition, Siemens will be providing application management services for Talecris.
Talecris Biotherapeutics is a global biotherapeutic and biotechnology company that discovers, develops and produces critical care treatments for people with life-threatening disorders in a variety of therapeutic areas including immunology, pulmonology, and hemostasis. Talecris, which earned revenues of approximately $1 billion in 2005, is headquartered in biotech hub Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and employs more than 1,800 people.
“Talecris has very demanding standards in regards to service delivery and is looking to Siemens to provide a platform upon which to grow their business,” said Bob Gault, vice president of Strategic Outsourcing for Siemens Business Services, Inc. “We’re proud they have chosen Siemens as their IT services partner and we look forward to bringing high quality service, innovation and the associated cost savings to their organization.”
“To support Talecris’ leadership in developing and delivering global protein therapies, we felt Siemens Business Services, Inc. was our clear partner of choice to provide high quality, reliable, flexible service our customers and business demand,” said Jim Engle, vice president of Information Technology for Talecris Biotherapeutics. “By utilizing the benefits of their SieQuence solution, we can better leverage our entrepreneurial spirit, our innovative technologies, state-of-the-art facilities and our IT talent for continued competitive advantage.”
The SieQuence solution is an integrated suite of services that aligns IT strategy with business strategy to address the complete spectrum of clients’ support needs. The SieQuence solution is based upon an integrated service delivery model, characterized by innovation, quality, flexible pricing, cost transparency, and long-term customer development. For more information, please visit www.usa.siemens.com/siequence.
About Talecris Biotherapeutics
Talecris Biotherapeutics is a global biotherapeutic and biotechnology company that discovers, develops and produces critical care treatments for people with life-threatening disorders in a variety of therapeutic areas including immunology, pulmonology, and hemostasis. Talecris is proudly building upon a 60-year legacy of innovation and a commitment to improving the lives of people who rely on its therapeutic products. With an emphasis on scientific inquiry and technological excellence, Talecris is expanding its current portfolio of products, programs, and services through its own world-class product development organization as well as through strategic initiatives that leverage its strengths with those of its partners. Talecris, which earned revenues of approximately $1 billion in 2005, is headquartered in biotech hub Research Triangle Park, N.C., and employs more than 1,800 talented people. To learn more about Talecris and how our employees are making a difference in the lives of patients and the healthcare community, visit www.talecris.com.
About Siemens Business Services
Siemens Business Services, Inc. is one of Siemens operating companies in the Unites States. Siemens Business Services is one of the world’s leading IT service providers. With its comprehensive know-how and specific sector knowledge, this division of Siemens offers solutions and services from a single source - from consulting through system integration and management of IT infrastructures to IT outsourcing. In fiscal year 2005 (9/30/05), Siemens Business Services achieved worldwide sales of $6.6 billion USD. The company has more than 39,000 employees in 44 countries. For more information, please visit Siemens Business Services on the Web at www.usa.siemens.com/sbs.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens’ worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com.
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