Wipro wins five-year IT contract from Norwegian firm
Indian IT major Wipro has won a five-year contract from Norwegian retailer giant Coop Norge Handel AS to upgrade the latter’s infrastructure and operating model. The IT engagement is expected to transform the supply chain and distribution operations, software landscape and data centric infrastructure of the Norwegian company, which has a market share of 33%, spread over 1,500 stores. “We believe the Wipro’s strong retails domain expertise, along with expertise in integrated infrastructure, will transform Coop Norge’s IT landscape, in line with the company’s business objectives,” said Srini Pallia, Chief Executive, Retail, Consumer Goods, and Transportation & Govt Business Unit, Wipro Limited. “This partnership reiterates our continued focus and investments in the Nordic region and Continental Europe,” said Ulrich Meister, Chief Exectuive, Continental Europe, Wipro Limited. Magne Solberg, CIO, Coop Norge Handel AS, expressed hope that their existing data centre infrastructure supported by Wipro will boost the company’s efficiency and bring out joint innovations to ensure better customer service. Wipro has a strong domain and IT expertise in segments such as food and fresh retailing, general merchandise, fashion & luxury and convenience stores. Wipro’s leading solutions for retail industry includes Omnichannel, Premax PX for supply chain and store energy management.
October 28, 2015 | 3:10pm IST.