Paris, Leverkusen: Capgemini has won a major IT application infrastructure services deal with Bayer's Business Services arm, which includes taking over a captive IT service centre in Mumbai.
Bayer Business Services is the global competence center for IT and business services of the Bayer group. The global chemicals enterprise with core competencies in health care, nutrition and high-tech materials is headquartered in Germany.
The contract includes global application development and services, as well as infrastructure services including service management and will run over a period of five years.
Under the terms of the contract Capgemini will take over the operations of Bayer Business Services' captive IT service center in Mumbai, India, with some 550 employees. The contract was signed between the legal entities Capgemini Deutschland GmbH and Bayer Business Services GmbH.
Capgemini says it was selected as sole provider after an exhaustive tendering process out of a range of Indian and global competitors due to its ability to provide a strong solution for offshore services in India through its Rightshore delivery model, together with a holistic HR solution and its industrialization and rationalization approach.
Capgemini will support the global business units of Bayer Business Services by supporting the 120,000 IT users of the Bayer Group worldwide, with a global team primarily from India but also with local support from Germany, USA, Brazil and China.
Daniel Hartert CEO of Bayer Business Services, said,"We were looking for a strategic partner for our IT service center in Mumbai with a similar cultural fit and values. Capgemini had a convincing offer through its broad portfolio, its strong presence in Mumbai and its sustainable HR transformation solution."
"With this contract we are entering into a new strategic partnership with Bayer. Our client is now able to benefit from our global expertise that can be leveraged via our scalable distributed delivery model. For Bayer, we will particularly leverage our unique combined presence and integrated transformational and industrial processes across India and Germany", said Olivier Sevillia, Member of Capgemini Group Executive Committee and CEO for Application Services, Continental Europe.