Beijing, September 26, 2007 -Atos Origin, a global Information Technology (IT) services company, today announced that it has signed a Global Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement
with China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) to extend the existing successful Business Consulting and Information Technology (IT) collaboration to a higher level of strategic
co-operation to support ChemChina’s transformation to a world-class player in the global chemicals market.
Under this Global Partnership Framework Agreement, Atos Origin will be the preferred IT service provider for ChemChina for business advisory, consulting services, information technology
solutions and management services. It will also give ChemChina access to Atos Origin’s international expertise in chemicals business including its ‘Maximize Manufacturing Together’ (MMT)
initiative which assists companies to achieve excellence by using SAP Best Practice Solutions and Methodologies.
This agreement further strengthens and solidifies the mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies which commenced with the launch of a major business and IT consulting program in
January 2007. The project resulted in key recommendations and planning for IT-enabled business transformation and related IT Strategy, Performance Improvement and a new Business Model enabled
by ERP and related change initiatives.
Mr. Bernard Bourigeaud, global Chairman & CEO of Atos Origin, who co-signed the agreement, said “This is a major milestone for Atos Origin’s relationship with ChemChina and for our local
Atos Origin organization in China. It also further validates our strategy to leverage our Worldwide IT Partnership in the Olympic Games to drive business growth”.
During the formal signing ceremony, Mr. Ren Jianxin, CEO of ChemChina mentioned “We are very satisfied with Atos Origin’s services and professional advice and we are happy to embark with them
on the next phase of our journey to transform ChemChina into a major global player in the chemicals business.”
The Global Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement outlines how both companies will manage their relationship and also contains agreements on commercial terms and conditions for Management
Consulting and IT Services that Atos Origin will provide to ChemChina for the next 5 years. The Partnership Framework will facilitate ChemChina to leverage Atos Origin’s best-of-class
manufacturing and operations solutions and adopt global best practices in its quest to be a global leader in the chemicals industry.
Mr. Simon Yim, President of Atos Origin China concluded that “Atos Origin China is delighted with this opportunity to work with ChemChina, a leader in the chemicals industry. This partnership
is another example of how the local and global teams in Atos Origin have worked together to deliver the best-of-breed solution to a client.”