HCL to transform IT infrastructure of New Zealand dairy co-operative

HCL Technologies has won a new large contract to modernise and bring together New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra’s IT infrastructure services under one umbrella, the Indian IT bellwether said on Tuesday.

The multi-year partnership between HCL Technologies and xFonterra will consolidate Fonterra’s technology suppliers and bring together the entire technology infrastructure Fonterra employees around the world use every day.

“We have been supporting Fonterra for over a decade by managing its IT application support and maintenance portfolio including SAP. We are delighted to expand our partnership with Fonterra to modernize and manage the entire technology infrastructure. This will enable us to further support both Fonterra’s business strategy as well as the agri-tech sector overall in the region,” Michael Horton, Executive Vice President & Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand, HCL Technologies, was quoted as saying in a press communique.

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The partnership will also extend HCL’s New Zealand presence to three offices and will bring around 60 new jobs to the Waikato region of the country.

“Fonterra employees have said there is room for us to improve the tools and technologies we use on a daily basis at work and this partnership with HCL will allow us to make major improvements for our employees in terms of end-user experience and provide the digital foundation to our transformation initiatives,” said Piers Shore, Chief Information Officer, Fonterra, a global dairy nutrition company owned by 10,000 farmers and their families.

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