Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced that it has been honored with the coveted Daimler Supplier Award 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Center in Stuttgart, Germany at a ceremony attended by 450 representatives of the major suppliers and about 200 representatives of Daimler management.
Infosys received the prestigious Daimler Supplier Award in the Outstanding Quality category, for professionalism in the provision of IT Data Center Services. The award was presented by Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Human Resources and Director of Labor Relations and Mercedes-Benz Vans and Wendelin Wolbert, Head of International Procurement Services.
Infosys has been working with Daimler for over 12 years with its cars, trucks and financial services business units across the globe. As a trusted partner for Daimler, Infosys has been delivering on key projects such as consulting for key business functions along with application development & support for both SAP-based and custom technology platforms.
Last year, Infosys successfully completed a large & complex transition program to take over support operations of Daimler’s European Data Centre based in Stuttgart. Infosys has efficiently managed the operations since then. The additional responsibility of running the infrastructure operations of one of the key regional sales and manufacturing units has reinforced the trust that Daimler puts on Infosys.
Daimler AG honors outstanding performance of its direct and indirect supplier community annually with the Daimler Supplier Award. While working with suppliers, Daimler follows its cooperation model called the Daimler Supplier Network. This model is based on the principles of performance and partnership. Performance is measured in terms of quality, cost, delivery reliability and innovative strength. The partnership is based on trust and open communication.
Wendelin Wolbert, Head of International Procurement Services
"Infosys has successfully completed a complex transition and is now running thousands of Applications and Servers in Daimlers European Data Center. We thank Infosys for the reliability, flexibility, continuous improvements, and outstanding quality of their IT Services"
Sachin Sarode, Mercedes-Benz R&D India Pvt. Ltd.
“Infosys has demonstrated highly professional approach in the delivery of IT Managed Data Center Services. They managed a service transition with a high level of commitment and deftness to ensure that Daimler business was not impacted during the transition.”
Jürgen Steffl, Global Commodity Manager IT Operation Services
“We also appreciate multiple service improvement initiatives of Infosys to further improve the service delivery. The key to success was the great collaboration between Procurement, IT and Infosys.”
Sanjay Jalona, Executive Vice President and Global Head− High-Tech & Manufacturing and Engineering Services
“Throughout our long-standing relationship, we have focused on reliably delivering value through initiatives that transform the operations of Daimler and bring innovative solutions to their problems. This is the first time in many years that an IT partner has been presented with a Daimler Best Supplier Award. It is testament to the maturity of our automotive business as well as our growing presence in Germany.”
About Infosys Ltd
Infosys (infosys.com) is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. We enable clients, in more than 50 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
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Paul de Lara - Infosys, UK
P: +44(0)20 7516 2748 - E: Paul_deLara[.]infosys.com.
John Gallagher - Brunswick Group for Infosys USA
P: +1 415-671-7688 / +1 415-316-8060 - E: jgallagher[.]brunswickgroup.com.