HCL köper H&D International Group - ökar leveranskapaciteten i Tyskland och vässar sin expertis inom fordonssektorn globalt

Stockholm 27 juni, 2018 – IT-konsultföretaget HCL Technologies (HCL), har skrivit på ett avtal där de köper Wolfsburg-baserade IT- och teknikkonsulten H&D International Group (H&D). Köpet ligger i linje med HCLs långsiktiga tillväxtstrategi i Tyskland. Affären innebär att HCL förbättrar sin leveransverksamhet och vässar branschexpertisen inom fordonsbranschen globalt.

H&D International Group är en av Tysklands största IT-tjänsteföretag inom fordonsindustrin. Företaget har verksamhet i 20 länder, inklusive Tyskland, USA, Tjeckien och Polen. H&D är specialister på IT-infrastruktur, applikationstjänster, utveckling, Industri 4.0-relterade lösningar och har djup erfarenhet av SAP, CAx, teknikkonsulting och produktutveckling.

-        Tyskland är en viktig marknad för HCL, inte minst i vår europeiska satsning. Den tyska marknaden är het och det är rätt tid att investera här. H&D har en lång historia av att leverera högkvalitativa tjänster och vi är övertygade om att detta kommer att vara en viktig del av vår fortsatta tillväxt i Tyskland, säger Ashish Gupta, Corporate Vice President på HCL Technologies.

-        Genom att kombinera H&Ds leveranskapacitet med HCLs skapar vi ett mycket kraftfullt erbjudande där vi adderar värde till de tjänster som vi tillhandahåller våra kunder i deras IT-transformation, säger Bernhard Hönigsberg, CEO på H&D International Group.

Klaus Holzhauser, Managing Director på konsultfirman Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) Germany, säger i en kommentar: “HCL har redan en stark närvaro i Tyskland och inom fordonsindustrin, inte minst tack vare integrationen med Volvo IT och Geometric Software. Investeringen i H&D stärker deras position ytterligare. H&D har en stark position på de tyska och centraleuropeiska fordonsmarknaderna och är IT-tjänsteleverantör till en av Tysklands största fordonstillverkare, vilket gör detta till en jättebra investering för HCL.

About HCL Technologies  

HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company that helps forward looking enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses. HCL operates out of 39 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 7.8 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st March 2018. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of products, solutions and services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience–centric and outcome–oriented integrated offerings of Digital & Analytics, IoT WoRKSTM, Cloud Native Services and Cybersecurity & GRC services to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships and Organic IP to build products and platforms business. HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 120,081 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit HCL Technologies 

About H&D  

Hönigsberg & Düvel Datentechnik GmbH is an IT and engineering service provider headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, and forms the H&D International Group with its affiliated companies. Successful on the market since 1996, it now employs more than 1,400 people at over 20 locations worldwide. The services offered range from IT consulting to server, infrastructure and workplace management, offshore enabling, shop floor IT and industry 4.0 expertise to SAP, CAx and engineering services as well as proprietary, customer-specific product developments. We combine the experience background of an international conglomerate with the reaction speed of a medium-sized company. Hönigsberg & Düvel Datentechnik GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 50001:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

Forward–looking Statements  

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For details contact  

HCL Technologies

Elka Ghudial

elka.ghudial@hcl.com 

H&D International Group

Jasmin Bley

jbr@hud.de 

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