Siemens Business Services is to take over the operation of the SAP systems and IT infrastructure services for Frantschach Packaging as well as for Integrated Systems 4 e-Business (IS4), the IT service provider of the BÃ¶hler-Uddeholm group.
The total volume of the order is in excess of 40 million Euros.
Siemens Business Services will handle IT operations at 52 sites around Europe for Frantschach, a manufacturer of packaging products.
For BÃ¶hler-Uddeholm, a developer of high-grade steel and materials, the Siemens subsidiary will operate the central IT infrastructure services, SAP systems and messaging services.
While the market for IT services in Austria grew overall by just 1.9% in 2002, the IT outsourcing volume rose in the same period by 24.4%.
According to a study published in June 2003 by market analysts IDC analysts, Siemens Business Services is now the leading IT service provider in Austria.