Circle K Selects CSC as Digital Transformation Partner in Five-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Deal for Europe
News Release -- December 07, 2016
OSLO, Norway, December 7, 2016 - CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, has announced a new strategic agreement with Circle K to manage the transportation retailer’s European Region IT data center and to support its digital transformation journey.
Over five years beginning in 2017, CSC will provide Circle K Europe with a modern, secure and highly automated IT infrastructure based on CSC’s standardized next generation solutions, including CSC’s market leading cloud orchestration layer, Agility Platform,TM along with network, datacenter, mainframe, storage and security. A key component to the agreement is a transition and transformation project, where CSC has been trusted to migrate existing infrastructure based on the IT company’s long-term experience and proven transition frameworks. In total, CSC will deliver more than 30 services covering all of Circle K’s data center services.
Originating from North America, Circle K has in recent years established itself in the European market through acquisitions of Statoil Fuel & Retail, Shell (in Denmark), and Topaz (in Ireland). Circle K has a strategy of price leadership, high growth and customer focus. Circle K Europe was looking for a partner capable of providing support for organizational growth, while maintaining operational efficiency and lowering costs.
“We are looking forward to creating a sound and efficient foundation for innovation, customer focus and digitalization through our partnership with CSC. They have been agile and flexible in the lead up to the agreement. These are qualities which we are looking for in our IT vendors and partners to future-proof our services and offerings to our stakeholders,” said Dalip Dewan, VP-IT in Circle K Europe.
CSC’s consumption-based (as-a-service) approach will enable Circle K to manage cost efficiently, and respond more quickly to business demands, by introducing new services with short lead time. CSC’s services empower Circle K to maintain the company’s position as the leading Northern European road transport fuel retailer, and continue its growth agenda.
“Circle K has already been a key client of CSC since 2005. This agreement emphasizes our strong relationship and commitment. CSC is pleased about Circle K’s continued choice of CSC as their trusted partner to enable business growth and lead their digital transformation journey towards next-generation IT,” said Pål Svendsen, industry general manager, CSC Nordic & Baltic Region.
“We are very delighted that Circle K has chosen CSC as their partner to transform and manage their IT-infrastructure. CSC aims to be at the forefront of IT and take pride in putting the needs of our clients first,” states Jørgen Jakobsen, vice president and general manager, CSC Nordic & Baltic Region.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative, next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organizations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit us at www.csc.com.
About Circle K
Circle K is part of the global convenience and fuel retailer, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. In Europe, the company’s network is comprised of approximately 2,700 full-service (convenience and fuel) and automated stations (fuel only) and employs about 21,000 people. It is also a wholesaler of transportation fuel and runs a large commercial fuels operation, including terminals and depots. For more information, please visit www.circlek.com.