Kalmar Industries outsources IT infrastructure operations to TietoEnator

Kalmar Industries outsources IT infrastructure operations to TietoEnator TietoEnator has signed an agreement with Kalmar Industries, a Partek company, concerning the transfer of Kalmar Industries' IT infrastructure operations and maintenance functions in the Nordic Countries to TietoEnator. The general objective of the agreement is to follow the downstream strategy of Kalmar Industries for releasing the capital from non- business related activities for investing in the core business activities. The target is to reach a long-term partnership between Kalmar Industries and TietoEnator. - TietoEnator follows the development of technical solutions and can improve the services Kalmar Industries needs for its business. As a result of this we will get continuous productivity improvement and increased cost-efficiency of the total IT infrastructure operations, says Vice President Finance, CFO Roger Jehander from Kalmar Industries. The outsourced services consist of IT operations and maintenance, on- site assistance, help desk functions and management for existing infrastructure in Kalmar LMV, Ljungby and Lindhult plants in Sweden and in Tampere plant in Finland. Services will be implemented and developed further based on TietoEnator´s TotalPro service concept. - This agreement makes it possible for us to deepen our cooperation in Nordic level with Kalmar Industries. We also believe that a long-term partnership generates genuine business benefits for both Kalmar Industries and TietoEnator, say Director Seppo Mellas, TietoEnator and Director Per-Eric Lindberg, TietoEnator together. For further information, please contact: Vice President Finance, CFO Roger Jehander, Kalmar Industries, tel. +46 372 261 39 Director Seppo Mellas, TietoEnator, tel. +358 9 862 61 754 Director Per-Eric Lindberg, TietoEnator, tel. +46 586 827 02 With a staff of 10,000 and annual net sales of 1.1 billion euro, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator provides consulting, systems development and integration, operation and support, product development services for customers, and software services. The Group has in-depth knowledge of its customers' businesses in areas such as telecommunications, finance, the public sector and the forest and energy industries. www.tietoenator.com Kalmar Industries is a world-leading supplier of material handling solutions for ports, terminals, and demanding industrial customers in chosen segments. Kalmar's products are manufactured in Finland, Sweden, Holland, Estonia, and the USA. Nearly 70 000 Kalmar machines are in daily use in over 140 countries. Kalmar Industries is a member of the Partek Group. www.kalmarind.com TIETOENATOR CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Principal media ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/09/20011109BIT00230/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/09/20011109BIT00230/bit0001.pdf