Wärtsilä Selects Infosys as Services Partner for Multi-Year Product Data Management Initiative
London, UK - September 17, 2008
Infosys Technologies Limited today announced that it has been selected by Wärtsilä as the services partner to enable the company's multi-year transformation of its product innovation and lifecycle management. Under the terms of the agreement, Infosys will deliver consulting and implementation services to Wärtsilä so it may migrate to a global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to improve the speed, quality and innovation delivered to its customers.
In response to varying global market demands, Wärtsilä which provides power solutions to ship manufacturers and power plants around the world, launched a Product Data Management (PDM) initiative to gain greater harmonization in its engineering design and production processes. The company engaged Infosys for its PDM initiative that will enable it to utilize better existing knowledge, increase business agility and streamline information flow in its engineering design manufacturing and service operations globally.
Wärtsilä employs more than 17,000 professionals across 160 locations in 70 countries all working on projects that require collaboration across geographies. The company needed a single source of product information that could be shared and exchanged, keeping teams focused on collaboration, communication and swift decision-making to ensure tasks were coordinated effectively from the same up-to-date design specifications.
The four-phase transformation will involve an end-to-end PDM solution deployment across Wärtsilä’s global sites. Upon completion, Wärtsilä will benefit from enhanced collaboration on product design between sales, engineering and manufacturing, ensuring accelerated time to market with customer focused products as a result of enhanced information flow across its global sites. As part of the cooperation, Wärtsilä will be able to leverage Infosys’ PLM capabilities, sound and robust CMM level 5 quality practices, engineering process consulting skills. Wartsila can also take advantage of the best practices and expertise gained via other similar global PLM implementation executed and additionally take advantage of its innovative Global Delivery Model (GDM).
Valmeeka Nathan, VP and Head, Product Lifecycle and Engineering Solutions, Infosys said: “The opportunity to work with Wärtsilä aligns with our PLM transformation leadership and strategy to forge relationships with global industry leaders. We look forward to continuing to help Wärtsilä leverage our industry knowledge and engineering expertise to enhance its product innovation capability and competitive edge.”
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY - News) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 94,000 employees in over 40 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 17,000 professionals manning 160 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.
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