Infosys inks IT infrastructure deal with UK’s House of Fraser

MUMBAI: Infosys has inked an IT infrastructure deal with UK’s retail chain House of Fraser.

Infosys bagged a multi-year contract from the Sanpower Group China owned company, to transform its multichannel business and IT infrastructure.The agreement was signed in the presence of Sanpower Group chairman Yuan Yafei and Infosys CEO Dr Vishal Sikka.

House of Fraser is among the leading retailers in the UK, and is aggressively working towards enhancing its multichannel business and expanding its global footprint. To achieve this objective, House of Fraser selected Infosys as its strategic partner to strengthen its multichannel business, and manage and transform its core IT infrastructure.

This program will in-turn, provide end consumers a seamless shopping experience, and will drive operational efficiencies and quicker time to market.

Through this engagement, House of Fraser will leverage Infosys’ expertise in the retail space, and have access to next-generation technologies such as digital and cloud. In addition, as a globally preferred partner for Sanpower Group, Infosys will work with House of Fraser as it taps into the fast growing fashion retail market in China; offering its extensive knowledge of local business nuances, access to specialized local talent pools and a collaborative multinational engagement framework.

House of Fraser chairman Frank Slevin said, “This program will help us realize faster time to market as we adopt new and advanced technologies to enhance our multichannel business. The benefits from this program will also allow us to achieve our business goals as we go global. We look forward to building a long term strategic relationship with Infosys.”

Infosys China CEO Rangarajan Vellamore added, “We are excited about this partnership with Sanpower Group and House of Fraser. This win reinforces our strategy to collaborate with large Chinese conglomerates going global. As a globally preferred partner for the Sanpower Group, we will offer new technologies in areas such as digital and cloud across its companies and House of Fraser as it transforms its business.”

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