Leading Swiss pharmaceutical company selects HCL Technologies for global infrastructure management
London, UK, Noida, India – May 13, 2014 – HCL Technologies, a leading IT services provider, today announced that it has been selected by Novartis, one of the world's leading healthcare companies, to provide global infrastructure management services. Novartis will leverage HCL's global delivery model for remote infrastructure management services across its entire data centre landscape, covering more than 70 countries across six continents.
"This partnership creates an environment of continuous service improvement, transformation and innovation" said Ashish Gupta, Executive VP and Head of Infrastructure Services, EMEA, HCL Technologies. "This is a great recognition of HCL's capabilities in remote infrastructure management. Our outcome-based business models, best practices and tools deliver proven value and cost savings that help our clients to be more competitive and responsive to changing market dynamics. Our commitment to building a relationship beyond the contract will ensure our collaborative engagement with Novartis will benefit both parties for years to come."
The deal marks an important infrastructure outsourcing contract in HCL's DACH region, and strengthens the company's global expertise in infrastructure management within the pharmaceutical sector. HCL is now managing the infrastructure environment of four of the top seven pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals preventive vaccines, over-the-counter and animal health products. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas. In 2013, the Group achieved net sales of USD 57.9 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.9 billion (USD 9.6 billion excluding impairment and amortization charges). Novartis Group companies employ approximately 136,000 full-time-equivalent associates and operate in more than 140 countries around the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL has focused on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and Business services. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employees First, Customers Second' which empowers its 90,190 transformers to create real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 5.2 billion, as on 31st March 2014 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
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