MAN Group outsources to T-Systems and IBM in Germany

MAN Group has signed an agreement with T-Systems and IBM Germany which will see all computer center, office communication and network services pass from MAN IT Services to the two from the beginning of July.

MAN Group supplies trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbo machinery, and special gear systems, MAN employs approximately 51,300 people worldwide. It had revenues of about €15 billion in 2008.

IBM will provide the local services, such as workstation and PC services, while T-Systems will be responsible for central services, such as networks and computer centers.

The service contracts are each valid for seven years, the companies say. The contract was hammered on in conjunction with the Works Council, to secure 320 jobs in Germany and Austria as well as an option allowing employees to choose whether they join the new partners or stay with MAN.