Case study Unilever Brazil
BT provides an IP-based infrastructure to serve consumer products giant at its new South American home “BT was fantastic in fulﬁlling our deadlines, which were extremely aggressive. The team quickly understood the importance and urgency of the project, and they had a wonderful sense of partnership. They aligned all of the external providers, achieving a high level of efﬁciency making sure the project was a success.” Alfred Gunter Infrastructure Account Manager Unilever Brazil
Unilever selects BT to develop and implement a fully converged network solution for its new ofﬁces in Brazil, providing a ﬂexible platform to serve future business needs Marketplace
Unilever is an Anglo Dutch multinational and one of the leading providers of consumer goods worldwide. It operates in over 100 countries employing 223,000 people at 365 plants spread around the world. The company was founded in 1929 through a merger between the Lever Brothers soap factory in England, and the Margarine Uniee factory in the Netherlands. Today – among 400 brands in product categories such as foodstuffs, personal hygiene, and domestic products – the Unilever portfolio features household names such as Knorr, Hellmann’s, Persil, Domestos, Marmite, and Pot Noodle. The new infrastructure had to be capable of providing users with the best technical capabilities available in the market, delivered within budget and to tight deadlines. To protect existing investments, the solution also needed to integrate with current technology used within the corporation. It further needed to align with Unilever’s future vision of corporate development and take advantage of advances in convergent technology. To help face this challenge, Unilever called on BT. BT has worked in collaboration with Unilever for many years, having been selected as its global communications outsourcing partner in 2002 through a seven-year agreement valued at £670 million. In 2006 this agreement was extended for...
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