Capgemini Chosen to Provide IT Services for Global Automotive Supplier Varroc Lighting Systems

  Capgemini Chosen to Provide IT Services for Global Automotive Supplier
  Varroc Lighting Systems

   Recent Acquisition Drives Need for Accelerated and Seamless Integration

Business Wire

PARIS & NEW YORK -- December 14, 2012

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and
outsourcing services, today announced a $27 million deal to serve as the
global strategic partner for all IT services for U.S.-headquartered Varroc
Lighting Systems, the former Visteon division and current manufacturer of
global automotive exterior lighting products. Capgemini will implement and
host a new SAP environment until the end of Q2 2013. Capgemini will also
provide ongoing Application Management Services (AMS), hosting, help desk
support and the resale of SAP licenses and maintenance to support the
company’s global footprint.

Varroc Lighting Systems has selected Capgemini to drive new services in
support of the company’s growing global operations based upon their industry
experience, including Capgemini’s Center of Manufacturing Excellence (CHROME)
SAP offering. The Varroc Group has successfully utilized SAP in its India
operations for many years, and now Varroc Lighting Systems will expand and
leverage this technology platform.

“Building upon the success of Capgemini’s partnership with other automotive
manufacturing companies as a trusted application services provider, we are
excited to expand our relationship as we continue to invest in technologies
and diversify our global operations,” said Jeff Stevenson, president, Varroc
Lighting Systems. “Capgemini’s distinct experience and proven ability to bring
a new IT environment online quickly will help us achieve our goals as we
expand our lighting business.”

“Global enterprises today require speed and agility from their partners to
quickly monetize their investments,” said Lanny Cohen, chief executive
officer, Capgemini US LLC. “By leveraging our market leading global SAP
capabilities, along with our experience in automotive manufacturing, we can
accelerate the delivery of a quality platform that will help Varroc meets
their critical growth objectives.”

Capgemini’s  Automotive practice serves 14 of the world’s 15 largest vehicle
manufacturers and 13 of the 17 largest automotive suppliers. More than 3,000
automotive specialists generate value for companies through global delivery
capabilities and industry-specific service offerings such as Integrated Lead
Management, B2C Web Strategy, Service and Parts Management, Supplier
Transformation, Optimization of Dealer-Focused Operations, Electric Vehicles
and E-Mobility Services, Application Outsourcing for Automotive OEMs and
Global Emerging-Market Sourcing. For more information:
www.capgemini.com/automotive.

About Capgemini

With more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's
foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.The
Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion (approximately $13.5
billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers
business and technology solutions that fit needs and drive the results they
want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way
of working, the Collaborative Business Experience^TM, and draws on
Rightshore^®, its worldwide delivery model.

Learn more about us atwww.capgemini.com.

Rightshore^® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini.

About Varroc

Varroc Lighting Systems, registered in the Netherlands, headquartered in
Plymouth, Michigan, USA, is a wholly-owned entity within the Varroc Group.
Varroc Lighting Systems is a global leader in automotive exterior lighting
products. Varroc Group is based in Aurangabad, India, and is comprised of
polymer, electrical and electronics, and metallic divisions providing full
design, development and manufacturing. Varroc Group has approximately 9,000
employees with over 30 manufacturing plants in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

For more information, go to http://www.varrocgroup.com.

Contact:

Press:
Capgemini
Christel Lerouge, +33 (0)1 47 54 50 76
christel.lerouge@capgemini.com
or
Jill Wilmot, +1-734-624-0519
jill.wilmot@capgemini.com
 
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