Fujitsu has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply Foodstuffs North Island with server architecture and Point of Sale equipment, in one of the largest ICT contracts in the New Zealand retail sector for five years.
While the exact cost of the deal has yet to be revealed, terms of the agreement will see Fujitsu products support the operation of nearly 200 PAK'nSAVE, New World, Four Square and Gilmours stores in the upper North Island.
As a result, Fujitsu will deploy an infrastructure of over 3,000 integrated ETERNUS storage units, PRIMERGY servers, and Fujitsu Point of Sale (POS) controllers and touchscreens - the rollout is scheduled to be completed by mid-2015 with the company continuing to provide support and warranty for all devices.
Foodstuffs North Island has commissioned the new infrastructure as part of its current business transformation systems and technology upgrade programme.
“Fujitsu’s comprehensive infrastructure refresh will play a significant role in our transformational systems and technology renewal programme and will ultimately enable FSNI to take our business systems capability and customer experience to new levels," says Peter Muggleston, CIO, Foodstuffs North Island.
"We felt that the Fujitsu team clearly understood our requirements and the New Zealand retail landscape while being able to draw on its global expertise."
Fujitsu says it provides full accountability for its offering, which lies in its ownership of all equipment from R&D through to the five year warranties and ongoing support. Its nationwide field services team already supports some of the largest public and private sector organisations in New Zealand.
“Fujitsu is very proud of its ability to demonstrate to Foodstuffs North Island a commitment to service linked to a nationwide capability unmatched in New Zealand – a capability that is supported globally," says Jo Healey, Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand.
"We are well positioned to play a significant role in the NZ retail sector through our POS, infrastructure and support services and are delighted to be working with Foodstuffs North Island.