Subaru Awards Unisys $34 Million Contract, Renewing Information Technology Outsourcing Pact
BLUE BELL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 17, 1999–Unisys Corp. today announced that Subaru of America, Inc. has renewed its information technology outsourcing agreement with Unisys under a $34-million, five-year contract.
Unisys will provide a comprehensive range of services, including data center operations, data network operations, PC and laptop support, and help desk. The systems managed by Unisys will support Subaru of America’s corporate headquarters in New Jersey, its regional sales offices and parts distribution centers, and Subaru’s nearly 600 franchised dealers nationwide.
The contract, effective March 1, continues a seven-year relationship and is the result of a rigorous competition among leading information technology outsourcers.
“When selecting a company to manage Subaru’s outsourcing needs, we considered which provider would most effectively and efficiently manage our systems infrastructure in alignment with our business strategies and goals,” said Robert Dougherty, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the $3 billion U.S. automobile marketer and distributor.”
It was extremely important that the selected service provider have the ability to support our continuing migration from mainframe to midrange platforms, as well as our data network and Internet Commerce initiatives. We chose Unisys because we believe they are well positioned to support these requirements and they are committed to our high availability service level requirements.”
“We won this contract following a rigorous competitive proposal process, but Subaru is the real winner,” stated Robert D. Evans, vice president and general manager of Unisys Outsourcing. “High availability service level requirements will not only help protect the investment Subaru has in its critical information systems, it will help them compete by enhancing service to customers.”
As part of the agreement, the data center and network and help desk functions will be moved from the current Subaru-owned facility in Pennsauken, N.J., to the state-of-the-art Unisys center in Eagan, Minn. Upgraded data networks are being installed to ensure optimal response times and availability.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered near Philadelphia, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 franchised dealer across the United States.
All Legacy models sold in the U.S., including the Outback and Outback Sedan, are produced at the company’s American manufacturing plant, Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, Inc., near Lafayette, Indiana.
Unisys (NYSE:UIS) is more than 33,000 employees helping customers in 100 countries apply information technology to solve their business problems.
Unisys solutions are based on a broad portfolio of global information services including systems integration, outsourcing, “repeatable” application solutions, consulting, network integration, remote network management, and multivendor maintenance and support, coupled with enterprise-class servers and associated middleware, software and storage.
Repeatable solutions are focused on key vertical markets including financial services, transportation, telecommunications, government, publishing and other commercial markets. Headquartered in Blue Bell, in the Greater Philadelphia area, Unisys had 1998 annual revenue of $7.2 billion.
Access the Unisys home page on the World Wide Web — http://www.unisys.com — for further information.
Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corp. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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