TCS signs agreement with Europcar for strategic IT partner
February 7, 2012
TCS, announced the signing of a multi-year, multi-million euro contract with Europcar, the car rental leader in Europe. After a rigorous evaluation process, Europcar Information Services (EIS), the company’s IT subsidiary, selected TCS to manage strategic IT Services development for its French operations.
“The objective of the partnership is to continue to improve our structured and standardized development process across Europcar. We were looking for a partner with the highest standard in quality and demonstrated flexibility and one that could help us optimize both time-to-market and cost control. TCS scored high on all counts and its strong global delivery model (GNDM™) and industry knowledge of our field was key criteria in our selecting them for this project. TCS’ localization strategy with mixed teams at all levels also proved to be a key factor in the selection process,” said Pascal Vallerent, Skill Center Director, Europcar Information Services.
Kumar Narayanan, Director & Country Head, TCS France, said, “This partnership with Europcar is part of the development of a strategic relationship with industry leading companies in France. It reiterates TCS’ strategic commitment to the region and our ability to create operating models specific to the unique needs of our French clients.”
This announcement marks further expansion into Europe for TCS’ Travel, Transport & Hospitality (TTH) team. Comprising 4000+ consultants, the team works with 50+ customers worldwide including some of the global top 10 industry leaders in airlines, hospitality, car rentals, shipping and logistics.
TCS has operated in France since 1992, with offices in Paris – La Défense and in Toulouse. The team comprises over 1000 professionals based both in France and at the company’s delivery centers worldwide. As part of its Global Network Delivery Model (GNDM™), the company has deployed a unique operating model in France comprising an efficient strategy of localization, which combines the power of its global offering with a real, local and cultural proximity. TCS provides services to over 20 French companies, a majority of which are part of the CAC 40 Index.