KONE Selects Infosys to support its IT Transformation

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Infosys to establish Design and Innovation Center in Helsinki to enable greater access to disruptive technologies for clients in the region

Bengaluru, India; Helsinki, Finland – October 04, 2017:

Infosys (NYSE:INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, announced that KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has selected Infosys to support its IT transformation. Infosys’ strengths in SAP, systems delivery and automation will strengthen KONE’s IT capabilities in application development and maintenance.

Infosys will also establish its first Design and Innovation Center in Helsinki, consolidate its presence in the market as well as strengthen its commitment to KONE and other clients in the Nordics region. The facility will provide end-to-end technology, consulting, and systems integration services, and will house a Design Thinking and Innovation lab where Infosys customers across the Nordics will have access to disruptive tools and technologies that can transform their businesses.

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Antti Koskelin, Senior Vice President and CIO, KONE Corporation, said, “Digitalising our business has been a strategic imperative for KONE globally and developing our IT function is an integral part of this business transformation. We were looking for a partner with proven expertise in SAP landscape operations and implementation to enable us to do more. We have successfully transitioned from the incumbent provider to Infosys and we are very impressed with Infosys team’s focus and commitment to delivering ‘best-in-class’ services across all our global hubs in China (Shanghai), USA (Moline) and Finland (Espoo). We greatly look forward to the success of this partnership in helping us achieve our goals over the next few years.”

Nitesh Banga, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing, said, “Infosys’ unique ‘people plus software’ approach, Design Thinking and Zero Distance innovation has enabled our team to transition, elevate, evolve and transform KONE’s ERP service delivery and landscape. Our transformation and service improvement roadmap will reduce systems related disruptions to KONE’s global businesses, achieve a cost reset, and finally, embark on a simplification and modernisation journey to future-proof KONE’s IT investments in the ERP space.”

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