Nov. 7, 2017—ZF Aftermarket renewed and expanded its contract with Orange Business Services.
The four-year-contract worth over 50 million euros (approximately $57,910,500 in U.S. dollars) includes the integration of former TRW Automotive into the ZF Group.
This merger, which started in 2015, allows the company to consolidate its services and meet the future challenges of the automotive industry.
The integration of network and IT infrastructure after a merger is an important part in the success of any acquisition.
Both ZF and TRW were existing Orange Business Services customers.
The integration process covered both business VPN and hybrid networks, along with more than 13 different services and solutions for 350 locations and 137,000 employees worldwide.
In addition, Orange merged its two globally split support teams and helpdesks.
The services Orange provides for the merged company include network with optimization, Internet connectivity, security services, unified communications as a service (UCaaS), video conferencing, and consulting.
With the merger completed, ZF and TRW can expand their customer base and have a consistent voice to customers.
The comprehensive portfolio of both companies will allow ZF to answer the trends in an increasingly disruptive industry, such as autonomous driving, safety, and fuel efficiency.
The management of this diverse and comprehensive network infrastructure by Orange Business Services helps ensure the continuing success of ZF as one of the world’s leading suppliers for the automotive industry.