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Capgemini Chosen to Provide IT Services for Global Automotive Supplier Varroc Lighting Systems

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced a $27 million deal to serve as the global strategic partner for all IT services for U.S.-headquartered Varroc Lighting Systems, the former Visteon division and current manufacturer of global automotive exterior lighting products. Capgemini will implement and host a new SAP environment until the end of Q2 2013. Capgemini will also provide ongoing Application Management Services (AMS), hosting, help desk support and the resale of SAP licenses and maintenance to support the company’s global footprint.

Varroc Lighting Systems has selected Capgemini to drive new services in support of the company’s growing global operations based upon their industry experience, including Capgemini’s Center of Manufacturing Excellence (CHROME) SAP offering. The Varroc Group has successfully utilized SAP in its India operations for many years, and now Varroc Lighting Systems will expand and leverage this technology platform.

“Building upon the success of Capgemini’s partnership with other automotive manufacturing companies as a trusted application services provider, we are excited to expand our relationship as we continue to invest in technologies and diversify our global operations,” said Jeff Stevenson, president, Varroc Lighting Systems. “Capgemini’s distinct experience and proven ability to bring a new IT environment online quickly will help us achieve our goals as we expand our lighting business.”

“Global enterprises today require speed and agility from their partners to quickly monetize their investments,” said Lanny Cohen, chief executive officer, Capgemini US LLC. “By leveraging our market leading global SAP capabilities, along with our experience in automotive manufacturing, we can accelerate the delivery of a quality platform that will help Varroc meets their critical growth objectives.”

Capgemini’s Automotive practice serves 14 of the world’s 15 largest vehicle manufacturers and 13 of the 17 largest automotive suppliers. More than 3,000 automotive specialists generate value for companies through global delivery capabilities and industry-specific service offerings such as Integrated Lead Management, B2C Web Strategy, Service and Parts Management, Supplier Transformation, Optimization of Dealer-Focused Operations, Electric Vehicles and E-Mobility Services, Application Outsourcing for Automotive OEMs and Global Emerging-Market Sourcing. For more information: www.capgemini.com/automotive.

About Capgemini

With more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion (approximately $13.5 billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.

Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini.

About Varroc

Varroc Lighting Systems, registered in the Netherlands, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, is a wholly-owned entity within the Varroc Group. Varroc Lighting Systems is a global leader in automotive exterior lighting products. Varroc Group is based in Aurangabad, India, and is comprised of polymer, electrical and electronics, and metallic divisions providing full design, development and manufacturing. Varroc Group has approximately 9,000 employees with over 30 manufacturing plants in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

For more information, go to http://www.varrocgroup.com.

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