May 02, 2017

Vattenfall selects Tata Consultancy Services as strategic partner

  • Pan-European deal to support Vattenfall application landscape as part of a larger Vattenfall initiative to strengthen customer focus to a more sustainable energy portfolio
  • Managed Services offering to simplify, innovate and digitalise Vattenfall’s application landscape  

Stockholm | Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been selected by one of Europe’s largest utilities companies - Vattenfall - to provide IT services across multiple European operations, including Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.

As the Swedish state-owned company seeks to harness the scale of its operations across the region, the agreement will enable Vattenfall to rapidly progress its strategic objective of delivering a more flexible and agile operation.

The Managed Services agreement is a multi-year partnership in which TCS will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a large number of applications. Enabled by over 8,500 utility industry consultants, TCS will support the company address the industry challenges posed by deregulation and market convergence, the impetus to deliver a sustainable energy portfolio mix, micro-generation and a digital environment that empowers consumers.

Jens Zerbst, CIO, Vattenfall, said, “The energy industry in Europe is undergoing significant market change and we also have rapid shifts driven by digital disruption and innovation. This presents an exciting opportunity for companies like ours as we reposition our services to empower consumers. In doing so we seek partners that can help us achieve more flexibility to meet these evolving needs. With TCS as a partner we expect a support to strengthen Vattenfall’s position, enabling new digital solutions that put customers in focus and ultimately help deliver the continued growth of our operations across Europe”.

Amit Bajaj, chief executive, TCS Europe, commented, “Our goal is to help organisations be more agile so they have the flexibility to rapidly adapt to a changing business environment. We live in a fast-paced world and large companies with complex IT infrastructures require systems that can match evolving needs and help them realise the opportunities of the digital economy. Drawing on our deep level of expertise and experience from many different sectors, this partnership will see us support Vattenfall achieve some of its most important strategic business objectives as it continues to grow and innovate across the region. We’re thrilled to be embarking on this journey with them”.