"As we continue our transformation, we look to EDS as a partner that has extensive IS and industry experience," said Jay McLean, vice president of service delivery, Information Systems, for ArvinMeritor. "Together, we will enhance our IS infrastructure to one that is optimized for scale and reliability as we face the challenges of today's marketplace."
With the agreement, EDS will assume responsibility for ArvinMeritor's IS infrastructure, which includes consolidating and hosting its midrange servers and mainframe computers in EDS data centers. EDS will provide support for the manufacturer's data and voice networks, desktop and other end-user computing services, electronic messaging, and provide global call center services.
This enhanced IS infrastructure will standardize and modernize tools and processes to increase quality and reduce ArvinMeritor's total cost of ownership for its IS environment.
"As we launch this new contract, we are committed to establishing a strong relationship," said Jeff Kelly, executive vice president and manufacturing leader at EDS. "Our goal is to transform ArvinMeritor's IS environment in support of its strategic initiatives with a secure, reliable global platform essential for long-term sustainable growth."
EDS Agility Alliance partners Sun Microsystems and EMC will provide products and services to ArvinMeritor related to the consolidation of its midrange and data storage environments. The EDS Agility Alliance is a coalition of companies globally recognized for their quality, products and value to clients. Its mission is to innovate, develop and deliver the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform - EDS' next-generation global delivery system. Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to design, build and run a market-leading services platform and develop technology-based services to deliver tangible client results. EDS Agility Alliance partners include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Xerox.
EDS has significant industry-based knowledge in the automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech and industrial manufacturing segments, with more than 30 years of experience working with manufacturers. More than 20,000 EDS employees serve over 220 manufacturing clients in 40 countries.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 19,000 people in 24 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.arvinmeritor.com.
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