Munich / Paris, 21st May 2015 -- Atos, a leader in digital services together with Siemens, Europe's largest engineering company, today underlined the importance of Franco-German collaboration during a meeting with the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, in the Atos Business Technology and Innovation Center at the Atos HQ in Munich.
Speaking at the meeting, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: "Our shareholder and partner relationship with Siemens is exemplary. European companies that combine efforts to integrate the different European cultures and present a consolidated front to the outside world are better positioned to become a leader on the global stage.
Through our important and trusted partnership with Siemens, this is exactly our approach. In innovative solution areas, we are working and investing together to develop solutions that can provide our clients with the agility they need to benefit from what we call the third Digital Revolution, where data is a new resource to boost the economy."
Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, commented: "Our partnership with Atos forms one of the largest strategic relationships ever between a global engineering company and a global IT provider. It serves as a living example of a true European Champion created by France and Germany. Combining our strengths, we enable our customers around the globe to take full advantage of the next wave of industrial IT."
The Siemens-Atos alliance, founded in 2011 and supported by a joint Investment & Innovation Fund of €150 million, forms one of the largest strategic relationships ever between a global engineering company and a global IT provider. It is built on three pillars. First, Siemens and Atos are business partners focused on driving new business opportunities and customer value through technology. Second, Siemens is the largest client of Atos and Atos is the preferred provider of Siemens for systems integration, managed services and consulting services. Third, Siemens is the largest industrial shareholder of Atos.
Focused on a series of innovative solution areas, including data analytics, the strategic alliance between Siemens and Atos aims to drive new business opportunities and customer value through technology from the ever increasing data available to organizations thanks to the Internet of Things and the increase in smart, intelligent products.
Both companies have a long experience and a worldwide, cross-sector perspective, that together give them the ability to get to the heart of any organization's challenges and opportunities. The Siemens and Atos collaboration spans the fields where innovation matters most in today and tomorrow's world, such as industry, energy, healthcare, transportation, and data centers.
Beyond the vertical market investments and technology innovations, the alliance has also allowed Atos and Siemens to develop a unique analytics platform. This platform has been designed to meet a wide range of Atos customer needs and is also being used to support the data analytics needs of Siemens.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit atos.net.
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