Eurostar International Ltd Chooses Coforge for Multi-Year Managed Services Contract

Multi-year deal strengthens Coforge’ European presence

New Delhi, 11th July, 2011, Monday:

Coforge Limited, a leading IT solutions organization, today announced that it has signed a multi-million GBP contract with Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe, to provide infrastructure management services for its core business applications. Coforge was chosen to support the drive to improve efficiency as part of Eurostar’s ongoing focus on service quality.

Christophe Lemaire, CIO, Eurostar said , “ Many global businesses face challenges to reduce cost and drive efficiencies, with the aim of providing a superior customer service. We are looking forward to benefiting from Coforge’ extensive experience and comprehensive portfolio of managed services which will allow us to focus on our core competencies, improve productivity and enable business innovation.”

Coforge secured the deal amidst stiff competition from global IT consultancy giants, firmly positioning itself as a long-term strategic managed services partner to Eurostar International. The Company was selected as the partner of choice due to its proven track record of agile, business-driven IT infrastructure projects in Europe, coupled with a comprehensive range of complementary services and innovative technical practices.

Sunil Surya, President, Coforge Europe said , “ Our vast experience and established domain skills in Transportation has been instrumental in our selection. We are delighted to serve Eurostar International as it reinforces our European footprint where the Company already has a strong presence of multi-year collaborations with marquee clients in the Travel and Transport industry. ”

Coforge is ranked No.1 in travel by Datamonitor Black Book of Outsourcing and has held this position for three consecutive years. The Company continues to strengthen its position in becoming a significant IT services player in the European Travel and Transport markets.

About Coforge
Coforge is a leading IT solutions organization, servicing customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It offers services in Application Development and Maintenance, Managed Services, IP Asset or Platform Solutions, and Business Process Outsourcing to organizations in the Financial Services, Travel & Transportation, Manufacturing/Distribution, Healthcare and Government sectors. The Company adheres to major global benchmarks and standards, having secured the ISO 9001:2000 certifications and the ISO: 27001 Information Security Management accreditation. Coforge also follows global standards of development. It has been assessed at Level 5 of SEI CMMi version 1.2. Coforge Business Process Outsourcing conforms to the highest quality standards such as COPC and Six Sigma. Its data centre operations are assessed at the international ISO 20000 IT management standards.

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About Eurostar International
Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph. Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 115 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.

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