Reading, England, November 28 (ots/PRNewswire)
- Growing Manufacturer Adds Capabilities to Reach 130 Countries on
Sandvik, a global high-tech engineering group, has selected
Verizon Business to expand a Managed Private IP network reaching
Sandvik's 41,000 employees at 250 sites in 130 countries across Asia
Pacific, North America, Europe and South Africa.
Sandvik, which significantly grew in the last financial year,
needed to expand its global network and add new applications to meet
increased business demands. Verizon Business was selected to manage a
substantial part of Sandvik's data communication network.
Andrew Granger, infrastructure manager, Sandvik IT, said: "We have
developed a strong working relationship with Verizon Business since
we began working together in 2003. The network plays such a crucial
role in Sandvik's real-time infrastructure. We already receive
excellent network service from Verizon Business and, due to the
company's truly global infrastructure, we will be able to move
forward and expand our network with peace of mind in terms of the
company's support capabilities."
Verizon Business will manage Sandvik's central hubs in North
America, Sweden and Singapore, which host and support local and
global business-critical applications. Each region demands a very
high level of network availability and security.
John Irvine, vice president of international marketing, Verizon
Business, said: "Sandvik is a dynamic, fast-growing company. Having
already built a strong relationship, we understood the requirements
of its increasingly complex network and felt confident we could
support the company as it expanded. Verizon Business was able to
simplify network management, dramatically increase bandwidth and also
provide the support, flexibility and in-depth knowledge required to
support Sandvik through all of its emerging and established markets."
Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and
world-leading positions in selected areas -- tools for metal cutting,
machinery and tools for rock excavation, stainless materials, special
alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process
systems and sorting systems. The Group has 41,000 employees and
representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of approximately
SEK 63,000 M.
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is
a leading provider of advanced communications and information
technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers
worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced
technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business
delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers
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