German chemical giant Lanxess signs on Infosys for digital workplace solutions

German chemical giant Lanxess signs on Infosys for digital workplace solutions
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21 Jul, 2020

German chemical manufacturing firm Lanxess has entered into a long term partnership with information technology services firm Infosys to transform its IT infrastructure as well as to build a digital workplace in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Cologne, Germany-based Lanxess is a leading speciality chemicals firm producing chemical intermediates and additives. It clocks annual sales of $8 billion. Bengaluru-based Infosys will help Lanxess to digitise its IT infrastructure, helping it provide workforce solutions for its over 14,000-strong workforce spread across 33 countries.

“Standardised and harmonised workplace services will enable us to increase our service quality and usability on a global basis as well as increase flexibility and scalability. The next level of technologies regarding workplace services will enhance our collaboration and mobility capabilities," Kai Finke, CIO of Lanxess said in a statement.     

The deal will see Infosys setting up an end-user centric workplace with a standardised device and workplace landscape based on a device as a service (DaaS) construct. The solution, backed by unified communication and collaboration platforms, will see artificial intelligence (AI)- powered service desk operating from Europe and India, it added.

Digital workplace as a service has become an important part of clients’ transformation journeys, Infosys said. The company will deliver next-gen service operations with self-heal, self-help and automation-driven solutions to the German firm.

"Germany is a very strategic market for Infosys and an important part of our localisation strategy in Europe. With deep expertise in executing large transformation programmes for global clients, along with advanced digital solutions, the Lanxess partnership will reimagine their workplace to drive increased collaboration and productivity,” Jasmeet Singh, executive vice president and global head of manufacturing at Infosys said.

Last week, Infosys had forecast its revenue growth for the full financial year 2021 in the range between 0% and 2% with a better-than-expected quarterly profit. 

Infosys had also signed a multi-million, multi-year partnership deal with Pennsylvania-based investment management firm Vanguard to digitally transform the financial services firm’s defined contribution (DC) recordkeeping business.