Infosys to establish Design and Innovation Center in Helsinki to enable greater access to disruptive technologies for clients in the region
Bengaluru, India; Helsinki, Finland – October 04, 2017
Infosys (NYSE:INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, announced that KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has selected Infosys to support its IT transformation. Infosys’ strengths in SAP, systems delivery and automation will strengthen KONE’s IT capabilities in application development and maintenance.
Infosys will also establish its first Design and Innovation Center in Helsinki, consolidate its presence in the market as well as strengthen its commitment to KONE and other clients in the Nordics region. The facility will provide end-to-end technology, consulting, and systems integration services, and will house a Design Thinking and Innovation lab where Infosys customers across the Nordics will have access to disruptive tools and technologies that can transform their businesses.
Antti Koskelin, Senior Vice President and CIO, KONE Corporation, said, “Digitalising our business has been a strategic imperative for KONE globally and developing our IT function is an integral part of this business transformation. We were looking for a partner with proven expertise in SAP landscape operations and implementation to enable us to do more. We have successfully transitioned from the incumbent provider to Infosys and we are very impressed with Infosys team’s focus and commitment to delivering ‘best-in-class’ services across all our global hubs in China (Shanghai), USA (Moline) and Finland (Espoo). We greatly look forward to the success of this partnership in helping us achieve our goals over the next few years.”
Nitesh Banga, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing, said, “Infosys’ unique ‘people plus software’ approach, Design Thinking and Zero Distance innovation has enabled our team to transition, elevate, evolve and transform KONE’s ERP service delivery and landscape. Our transformation and service improvement roadmap will reduce systems related disruptions to KONE’s global businesses, achieve a cost reset, and finally, embark on a simplification and modernisation journey to future-proof KONE’s IT investments in the ERP space.”
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion and at the end of the year over 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. www.kone.com
Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of 198,000+ innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake.
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