In a move to standardize IT operations across its 200 facilities located in 24 countries, TRW Automotive signed a 3-year agreement with Dell. The goal is for TRW to reduce costs across its global manufacturing process.
TRW Automotive, one of the largest automotive suppliers, will purchase both hardware and services, including 24,000 Dell OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks and Dell Precision workstations, hundreds of Dell PowerEdge servers and dozens of Dell/EMC storage systems. As part of the agreement, Dell will also provide custom factory integration services by preloading software on 24,000 systems.
This purchase will help TRW consolidate its data centers down to four located in North America, Germany, Brazil and Kuala Lumpur.
"Our customers worldwide rely on us to be flexible and agile at all times," says Joe Drouin, global CIO of TRW. "Dell helps ensure that our systems are always running, our factories are operating at full potential and that we are focused on our mission producing the widest array of safety products in the automotive industry. Dell's flexibility and commitment to delivering technology and services at competitive prices have been key factors in the growth of our partnership."
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