Capgemini strengthens its Automotive Sector position By signing three new contracts
20/02/2008
Capgemini reinforces its position in the automotive sector with the announcement of several recent key client wins including U.S. based clients Tenneco and Affinia

Paris, February 21, 2008 Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, reinforces its position in the automotive sector with the announcement of several recent key client wins including U.S. based clients Tenneco and Affinia as well as the Dutch firm tedrive.

Capgemini benefits from strong experience in the automotive sector, based on a large portfolio of services - ranging from business and product strategy to IT project consulting and IT systems operations as well as an industrialised global delivery model. These new contracts won by the Group show, at the beginning of the year, a strong commercial momentum.

For Tenneco Inc, one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products; Capgemini will provide a range of applications management, solutions development and asset management services."The agreement enables Tenneco to outsource applications development and maintenance to provide effective IT solutions to our clients. This new model helps variabilize our IT cost structure to meet our changing business needs and to support Tenneco's global presence with the ability to staff optimally while acting globally," said Bill Haser, vice president and chief information officer, Tenneco.

For Affinia Group, a leading automotive aftermarket company, Capgemini is implementing a business driven IT transformation roadmap for the group that will help the firm deliver on its 2010 goals. "We are committed to being `faster' in meeting our customers needs and bringing innovations to market; `smarter' in how we manufacture, source and market our products worldwide; and 'leaner' through alignment of goals and resources," said Jim Burdiss, Affinia Group CIO. "By working with Capgemini, we will ensure that the business and IT organization are aligned in order to make progress in meeting these goals, which will make Affinia a uniquely competitive organization in the industry."

Capgemini has also been chosen to deliver all of the Dutch Group tedrive's IT services for a period of five years. tedrive, an expert in driveshafts, differentials and steering systems will leverage Capgemini's Rightshore®approach to offer 24-hour application and infrastructure management support. "It was important for us to find a partner able to offer us a complete package of reliable IT services and for a competitive price. Capgemini fits the bill perfectly in the swiftness of its response and in its ability to tailor its outsourcing model to fit our requirements,." said Satish Kannan, Chief Information Officer at tedrive Group.

Nick Gill, Head of Capgemini's Automotive Sector, said: "These three wins add further momentum to the success we've already demonstrated in the automotive sector. With over 30 years' experience in this industry and a global team of experts, we are extremely well placed to help automotive companies implement technology initiatives to help meet their business goals."

About Capgemini

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working - the Collaborative Business Experience - and through a global delivery model called Rightshore, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive cost. Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs over 83,000 people worldwide.

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About Capgemini's Global Automotive Practice

Capgemini's automotive practice serves 14 of the world's 15 largest vehicle manufacturers and 13 of the 17

largest automotive suppliers. Our automotive sector generates value for companies through global delivery

capabilities and automotive-specific service offerings such as Lead Management, B2C Web Strategy, Supplier Transformation, Optimization of Dealer-Focused Operations and Global Emerging-Market Sourcing.

Capgemini's Collaborative Business Experience makes automotive companies stronger by combining what they do best with what we do best to improve performance. To learn more, click on "Industries We Serve" at www.capgemini.com