We announced this morning a new contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to provide SAP-based IT support for its new manufacturing facility that is currently under construction in Newton Aycliffe, Country Durham, as well as HRE’s maintenance facilities. You can read the full press release on our website here; it was also syndicated on European Railway Review.

Computerworld UK has reported the story, Hitachi Rail Europe hires Capgemini for major SAP roll-out, highlighting HRE’s assessment of our track record with them. “Other important factors in Hitachi Rail Europe’s choice, it said, included Capgemini’s expertise in SAP solutions, its ability to map Hitachi’s business requirements to SAP capabilities and to configure the software to match business processes, and its “convincing evidence that the proposed SAP solution offered a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Transport Intelligence (Hitachi Rail Europe expands presence in the UK) and Transport Briefing (Hitachi outsources IT requirements to Capgemini) have also covered the story. [Subscription required for both]

Jason Jago, Capgemini Account Director for Hitachi Rail EuropeJason Jago, Capgemini Account Director for HRE, said: “We were able to prove to Hitachi that we can keep pace with their dynamism, their meticulous standards and their can-do outlook. Now that we have won the contract, we are really looking forward to helping rail manufacture come back to its original home in the North East of England.

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