UD Trucks selects HCL to drive digital transformation

UD Trucks

Noida: HCL Technologies (HCL) has signed a multi-million dollar digital transformation and hybrid cloud contract with Japan’s UD Trucks.

HCL will deliver end-to-end IT transformation spanning across digital platforms, agile digital application development, migration, support and maintenance and digital workplace services. With this new partnership, HCL will further speed up UD Trucks’ digital transformation journey.

UD Trucks recently made changes to its operational structure. This requires the vehicle manufacturer to build and migrate to its own dedicated IT environment but maintain service continuity.

“Migrating our infrastructure and business-critical applications is of strategic importance to UD Trucks in our accelerated digitalization journey,” said Satish Rajkumar, SVP – Digital Solutions & IT, UD Trucks.

Given HCL’s extensive technological capabilities and expertise in IT transformation frameworks, cybersecurity services and automotive industry experience, UD Trucks selected the Indian IT company for its digital transformation initiative.

“HCL’s deep understanding of our existing IT footprint, combined with its leading-edge transformation capabilities, made it the standout choice. We have full confidence that HCL will help us build a world-class IT environment to enable us to go the extra mile for our employees and customers,” added Rajkumar

As part of its digital transformation effort, the truck maker aims at leveraging the cloud and IoT and providing a better user experience to its employees globally. Headquartered in Japan’s Ageo city in the Saitama Prefecture, the company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Isuzu Motors since 2021.

Volvo Group signed a 2.3 billion (250 million Yen) deal with Japan’s Isuzu Motors to sell off UD Trucks in late 2019. And this major deal was completed early this month.

“When signing such an important deal, you not only check that the technical capabilities are there for today and the foreseeable future. Also deeply assess the partnership you are entering into to see how it matches your values and long-term ambitions,” added Nicolas Gendre, SVP – Purchasing, UD Trucks.

“As automotive brands look to accelerate their digital transformation and embrace the cloud, they need a partner like HCL to successfully navigate the complexity of IT ecosystems and have a digital foundation ready for the future,” said Pankaj Tagra, CVP and Head – Nordic and DACH, HCL Technologies.

“Corporate transitions create special scenarios which require expertise at the intersection of end-to-end business processes and technology. Our engagement with UD Trucks is a fantastic illustration of how HCL can support setting up core IT capabilities leveraging HCL’s Cloud Smart strategy and accelerate next-generation digital services for our clients,” added Tagra.

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