INCAT Lands Major New IT Services Contract at Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover appoints INCAT as Application Transition Vendor and Application Management Services provider in a move that underscores INCAT's leadership in IT and engineering management within the automotive sector

LONDON and PUNE, India and DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- INCAT, a global leader in Enterprise IT Services and Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) and a leading international provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has been awarded a managed services contract with Jaguar Land Rover until 2013. Jaguar Land Rover has appointed INCAT as the preferred services partner on two key roles in the Ford-Tata IT migration process.

INCAT's first responsibility is to provide expertise in transitioning over 1,000 IT applications from Ford into the new Jaguar Land Rover landscape. This complex and challenging programme role, known as Application Transition Vendor (ATV), will involve a team of up to 100 INCAT staff, comprising project managers, functional analysts and technical experts, and will be completed in stages over a period of 18 months. It will involve working closely with Jaguar Land Rover IT staff, Ford's transition team and Jaguar Land Rover's infrastructure partners and providers. The INCAT ATV team will be co-located with the Jaguar Land Rover transition team on the Land Rover Solihull site.

The second role, known as Application Management Services (AMS), is to provide ongoing support for the transitioned applications for the next five years. This will involve a team of approximately 250 INCAT staff located both onshore in the Coventry area and offshore at INCAT's Delivery Centre in Pune, India, and will leverage support from its Group company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The task for the AMS team is to gain expertise of the applications from the current support providers at Ford, and to then manage the ongoing provision of support to equivalent service levels.

Both activities further reinforce INCAT's expansion of facilities and resources in the West Midlands.

"This is a great outcome for both INCAT and Jaguar Land Rover," comments Alan Weeks, Jaguar Land Rover IT Transition Manager. "INCAT offers the most robust and complete set of service provisions to meet our needs with the least risk. Recognising that INCAT is also owned by Tata, we have been particularly sensitive to the need to treat them as we would any other vendor. No advantageous insight has been available to the INCAT team, who worked with us in a very professional manner throughout the research phase."

INCAT, a long-term services partner to Jaguar Land Rover, already provides specialist PLM and engineering related services, with around 70 PLM consultants and engineers supporting Jaguar Land Rover projects at the Gaydon and Whitley sites.

Richard Welford, INCAT's Vice President of Tata Motors Business Europe, adds: "The INCAT team is delighted to have the opportunity to build upon our established, long-term relationship with Jaguar Land Rover."

Warren Harris, INCAT CEO, concludes: "This engagement with Jaguar Land Rover is a significant expansion of a long-standing and valued relationship between our organisations. The expertise that INCAT brings to this engagement is two-fold. First, there is our dominant position in product development IT services. Secondly -- and most importantly -- is our intimate knowledge of Jaguar Land Rover including its market, its products and its business objectives."

About INCAT

INCAT, founded in 1989, is a Tata Technologies company. The company is a global leader in Enterprise IT Services and Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) to the global manufacturing industry. INCAT, through its pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes and its unique-in-the-industry Global Delivery Model, delivers best-in-class solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) to the world's leading automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturers and their suppliers.

INCAT is headquartered in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Luton). Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore. INCAT has a combined global work force of more than 3,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. www.incat.com

    For further information, please contact:
    Europe:
    Richard Welford
    INCAT +44 (0) 1582 878750
    richard.welford@incat.com

    Ben Bush / Robyn Pierce
    The Crocodile
    +44 20 7749 4400
    ben.bush@thecroc.com / robyn.pierce@thecroc.com

    India, Asia-Pacific:
    Siddhartha Bortamuli
    +91 20 66529044 / 9090
    siddhartha_b@incat.com

    William Laws
    Head of Corporate Communications - Tata Technologies
    +65 9694 9875
    william.laws@tatatechnologies.com

    North America:
    Daniel Saad, Director of Communications
    INCAT
    + 1 248 426 1841
    dan.saad@incat.com

Web site: http://www.incat.com/




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