Atos has launched its its Sofia-based global IT Competency Centre. The company will use the centre for driving global growth in the food and beverage sector across multiple technologies and service line offerings.
Ursula Morgenstern, Global head of Business & Platform Solutions at Atos said: “We are honoured to be launching this unique Competency Centre in Bulgaria. We’ve been continuously impressed with the quality of service and the innovative approach that IT specialists in Bulgaria provide and our goal is to further strengthen the team in place with our global know-how. The Competency Centre is already actively hiring top-level professionals to join our team.”
High profile clients
Events and major milestones leading to the decision to set up a the centre includes the signing of a strategic partnership contract between Atos and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), one of the world’s largest bottlers of brands of the Coca-Cola Company and the acquisition of Bulgarian-based SAP specialist service provider InfoPartners earlier this year.
The multi-million euro five-year contract with CCHBC sees Atos take over development and management of key IT applications supporting the CCHBC business. The partnership will improve business critical processes of CCHBC across 28 countries and 8 time zones to support growth, accelerate time to market and optimize IT spend.
In parallel with the CCHBC deal Atos acquired 100% of InfoPartners, a leading provider of SAP services in Bulgaria and the incumbent supplier to CCHBC.