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ANA Partners with Wipro

Dépèche transmise le 14 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

ANA Partners with Wipro

ANA Partners with Wipro

BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its drive to increase its presence in the airline sector, Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is strengthening its focus on the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) space. Wipro has been able to leverage its strong technology, engineering and business process experience to build successful relationships with and deliver transformational solutions to leading airlines globally. Wipro has engaged in one such partnership with ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan for three years, transforming ANA’s Material Management system.

ANA, with its fleet of 209 aircraft, is the first airline in the world to procure the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is embarking on transforming its legacy materials management system to support the new fleet, in line with the expansion of its business at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport with its upcoming fourth runway in 2010.

Wipro will deliver materials management system to ANA that will help proactively manage the parts life cycle. The system will strengthen regulatory compliance, predict parts demand better and help manage inventory levels. The new Materials Management system will be built in a scalable, flexible platform.

The state of the art system will help ANA increase its cost competitiveness, improve the quality of its aircraft part maintenance business and improve asset management. Wipro will manage the complete program, delivering services such as Application Development, Program Management and Vendor management thereby enabling ANA to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

Commenting on selecting Wipro as a strategic partner, Mr. Takanori Yukishige, SVP ANA Information Technology Services said, “We are starting a new journey and this program will set a benchmark for our future way of doing business. We look forward to further leveraging our partnership with Wipro to gain competitive advantage”

Mr. Tetsuo Fukuda, VP ANA Engineering and Maintenance, said, “Wipro’s deep domain knowledge, capability to build state-of-the-art solutions and its strong leadership in global best practices helped us choose Wipro as our partner on this transformational journey.”

Speaking on this prestigious contract Mr. Hiroshi Alley, President & Representative Director, Wipro Japan said, “It is a significant engagement for us and will be a driver for increased penetration in the growing Japan outsourcing market.”

Mr. Anurag Seth, VP & Global Head for the Transportation Vertical, Wipro Technologies, commented that, “This partnership with ANA is a reflection of our experience and capability in the airline MRO space and further strengthens our position as a leader in providing transformational solutions to the airlines industry globally.”

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit our website at www.wipro.com

About ANA

ANA is Japan’s largest domestic carrier and the tenth largest airline in the world by passenger load, according to IATA rankings, carrying almost 50 million passengers every year to 52 destinations in Japan and 26 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the US on its fleet of 209 aircraft. ANA has won awards in all categories for its product and services and was voted Airlines of the Year for 2007 by Air Transport World Magazines. ANA joined the Star Alliance in 1999 and will celebrate its 10th year Star Alliance membership.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

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