Vodafone has doubled its contract volume with German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp, with the company extending its voice and data connections to 60,000 voice and data contracts across 30 countries.
The deal spans Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions. Vodafone will also provide the company with 50,000 machine to machine (M2M) cards that will be used to remotely control and run a range of industrial products, including elevators and their emergency intercom systems.
Jan Geldmacher, CEO of Vodafone Global Enterprise, said: 'We’re delighted that ThyssenKrupp has decided to expand its mobile communication services contract with Vodafone and that we’ll be working together even more closely in the future, particularly in the fast-growing machine-to-machine sector. It's testament that our product and service portfolio, business model and global network are optimally geared to international corporations’ requirements.'
Klaus Mühleck, CIO at Thyssenkrupp, said: 'We decided to partner with Vodafone because it offers us excellent value for money and is able to meet our individual needs. On top, they offer a worldwide service management from one source.'
Thyssenkrupp is largely a steel producer but also builds components and systems for the car industry, elevators and escalators.
Author: Graeme Neill