ZF, one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide and headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, has renewed and expanded its contract with Orange Business Services, the company said.
The four-year-contract worth over 50 million euros includes the integration of former TRW Automotive into the ZF Group. This merger, which started in 2015, allows the company to consolidate its services and meet the future challenges of the automotive industry.
The integration of network and IT infrastructure after a merger is an important part in the success of any acquisition. Both ZF and TRW were existing Orange Business Services customers. The integration process covered both Business VPN and hybrid networks, along with more than 13 different services and solutions for 350 locations and 137,000 employees worldwide. In addition, Orange merged its two globally split support teams and helpdesks.
The services Orange provides for the merged company include network with optimization, Internet connectivity, security services, unified communications as a service (UCaaS), video conferencing, and consulting.
ZF is a global provider of driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 in some 40 countries. In 2016, ZF achieved sales of EUR 35.2 billion. ZF annually invests about six percent of its sales in research & development — ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.
ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero — a world of mobility without accidents and emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.
Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a value-added service provider. Learn more at www.orange-business.com.