New Delhi: Technology giant IBM on Monday said it has signed a multi-year IT services deal with the Indian subsidiary of Perfetti Van Melle, the world`s third largest confectionery group.
As part of the deal, IBM would design and build a 1,000
sq ft `green` data centre, provide networking infrastructure
for the centre as well as offer end-to-end facilities
management services, IBM said in a statement, without
disclosing the value of the deal.
IBM will also help PVM India achieve energy efficiency to
the tune of 17 per cent, it added.
PVM India manufactures and markets confectionery brands
like Center Fresh, Alpenliebe, Mentos and Happydent.
"We have partnered with IBM, which has set up an energy-
efficient data centre as per our organisational requirement.
Our partnership with IBM is to further explore and implement
some of their best practices and technology for mutual
benefits," PVM India CFO R Ramesh Chari said.
Through the agreement, signed earlier in the year, IBM
will manage desktops and network spanning multiple locations,
"IBM engaged with PVM India to understand their unique
business requirements and provided best-in-class solutions to
meet their aspirations of making their operations green and
"We are looking forward to a long-term and strategic
engagement," IBM India/South Asia Director (Integrated
Technology Services) Neeraj Sharma said.