TCS signs 5-year deal with Volkswagen UK

India's top software exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Wednesday said it has bagged a five-year contract from Volkswagen Group UK Ltd to deliver IT transformation and support services to the vehicle manufacturer. However, the company has not revealed the financial details of the deal. 

Under the deal, TCS will use its global delivery network to provide onshore and offshore IT support and transformation services for the Volkswagen Group's operations throughout the UK and across the company's brands - Audi, SEAT, Skoda, and Volkswagen passenger cars and Volkswagen Commercial vehicles, TCS said in a statement. 

Volkswagen Group UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Europe's largest vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen AG. TCS would also support the Group in its business transformation support programme to meet its aim to "sell more cars, sell more parts, and drive down costs". 

TCS would support all brands within the group as they move to consolidate and standardise its business platform, enabling mobility of Volkswagen Group employees, increased flexibility and cost reduction, a company statement added. 

''In this challenging environment, organizations are looking to increase efficiency and flexibility in order to stay competitive,'' said A S Lakshminarayanan, vice president and head of Europe, TCS.

''By helping Volkswagen Group UK consolidate their IT system onto a single platform, and harness the power of our global network delivery Model, we are not only streamlining their infrastructure, but also their wider business processes,'' he said.

Handling of a recent crisis of power outage at the head office of the company helped TCS clinch the deal. ''We couldn't have better proof that we are in sage hands with TCS,'' said Nick Gaines, group information systems director, Volkswagen Group UK.