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KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 24.01.2013 AT 10.00
Kesko and Tieto have signed a comprehensive four-year cooperation agreement on
the supply of IT services. With this agreement, Kesko continues to enhance and
centralise its IT services.
Tieto continues as a supplier of the Kesko Group's infrastructure services, such
as capacity, workstation and integration services. In addition, cooperation will
be expanded in the maintenance and development work of the Kesko Group's SAP
systems and other business applications.
During the agreement period, Tieto will also supply Kesko with other IT services
supporting business, related, for instance, to increasing electronic business
processes and offering new electronic services to consumers.
"The key target for us is to centralise and improve the efficiency in the
production of continuous IT services and to ensure the continuity and high
of services. When selecting a supplier, Tieto's strategy and
strong investments in new, innovative retail solutions and competence played an
important role," says Arto Hiltunen, Kesko's Vice President, CIO.
"The comprehensive agreement with Kesko strengthens our role both in the retail
and SAP market in Finland. It also provides us with opportunities to develop
completely new types of services at the stores' customer interface and support
inter-company processes," says Ari Järvelä, Tieto's Executive Vice President.
Arto Hiltunen, Vice President, CIO, Kesko, tel. +358 50 306 4065,
Ari Järvelä, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics for
Tieto, Tieto, tel. +35840 8400 915, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kesko is a highly valued listed trading sector company. It manages retail store
chains that are valued by customers and efficiently produces services for retail
store chains' purchasing, logistics, network development and data management.
Kesko's operations include the food, home and speciality goods, building and
home improvement, and car and machine trades. Its division parent companies and
chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners.
Kesko has about 2,000 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden,
Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. Kesko and K-retailers
form the K-Group, which employs around 45,000 people.www.kesko.fi
Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and
product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services,
complemented by a strong technology platform, create tangible business benefits
for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we work
closely with our customers and understand their unique needs. With approximately
18 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best
service experience in IT. www.tieto.com
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