Tieto signs deal with Swedish Customs for future IT support
Tieto will help Swedish Customs to renew its IT systems in connection with a comprehensive overhaul of operations. The new framework agreement for system development and infrastructure involves several consulting companies and is worth approximately SEK 100 million. The agreement is for four years, including an option for one additional year.
- This is a strategically important order and confirmation of our strong local competence. The agreement provides access to our broad portfolio of consultancy services which can aid Swedish Customs in updating its IT support. We are proud to take part in the development of the customs agency of the future, says Mats Brandt, Vice President Industry Public at Tieto Sweden.
Over the next few years, Swedish Customs will introduce electronic customs handling through a project managed by the EU. The goal is for all information between companies and customs to be communicated electronically to provide a simpler and quicker customs handling at a lower cost. The EU has set a target for legislation and IT systems to be fully in place by 2020.
Tieto has supplied IT support for Swedish Customs for more than 20 years in regards to the previous customs data system TDS. Tieto has also worked with Finnish customs for 15 years. Swedish Customs is based in Luleå where Tieto has a strong local presence with about 120 employees and more than 1,000 IT consultants in the surrounding area.
For additional information, please contact:
Mats Brandt, Vice President, Public Sector, Tieto Sweden
phone: +46 70 530 33 25, e-mail: mats.brandt[at]tieto.com
Madeleine Rittner Chami, Head of Government, Tieto Sweden.
phone: +46 70-356 22 03, e-mail: madeleine.rittner.chami[at]tieto.com
Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle IT services. We also provide global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision, and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage our customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business.
Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com
Swedish Customs controls the flow of goods in and out of Sweden. Its focus is to simplify the legal trade and prevent the illegal through flexible customs procedures for international trade, simple border crossings for travelers and effective border protection. It is a government agency with 2,100 employees, most of them in border cities with high volumes of travellers and goods, mainly Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmoe.