National Foods inks $12.3 million outsourcing deal with HP

Deal covers SAP applications and Superdome servers

National Foods has extended its outsourcing contract with Hewlett Packard to manage its IT infrastructure as part of a three-year deal worth $12.3 million.

The contract allows HP to leverage its offshore delivery capabilities through its global Centres of Excellence.

HP plans to introduce SAP applications and HP Superdome servers at National Foods as part of the deal.

"This really offers National Foods the opportunity to enhance performance, by outsourcing to HP through its onshore and offshore channels," according to Simon Gatward, HP's South Pacific director of outsourcing.

"By outsourcing those aspects of the business to HP, the organisation can afford to invest a greater focus on its core business processes and look to standardise and improve its shared IT services to achieve greater business efficiencies."

National Foods is one of Australia's largest food companies, with core activities in milk, fresh dairy foods, juice, soy beverages and specialty cheese.

It is the largest producer of juice and drinking milk in Australia and the leader in the fresh dairy foods market with more than 3,500 employees and 24 processing plants throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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