Sydney, Australia and Bangalore, India - June 14, 2012:
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), has been chosen by MMG, a mid-tier global resources company as their strategic partner to define and deliver MMG's 'Integrated Business Management' program over a period of three years. MMG mines, explores and develops base metal projects in Australia and around the world and is one of the world's largest producers of zinc as well as a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver.
MMG's Chief Operating Officer, Marcelo Bastos said, "MMG is embarking on the strategic 'Integrated Business Management' program to allow the business to derive value from the current and future operations by adopting a common operating platform across all assets". He added, "MMG is excited to work with Wipro as our key strategic partner to transform key management systems and providing a foundation for MMG's simplification and growth."
As part of the strategic relationship, Wipro will work with MMG to transform its operations, by standardizing and simplifying its business processes and implementing a new SAP platform that will effectively support MMG's future growth and profitability.
Anand Padmanabhan, Sr. Vice President, Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities, Wipro Technologies said, "MMG is a very important customer for Wipro and we look forward to partnering with MMG to ensure seamless delivery of this business critical program. Information technology has emerged as a key efficiency driver in the natural resources space and clearly the future growth of the mining industry lies in increased efficiency through automation."
Wipro's Natural Resources vertical covering Metals and Mining, Agriculture and Forestry industry segments is a part of its Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities - Strategic Business Unit (SBU). It addresses the core industry concerns of efficiency and optimization in operations and management through its Consulting, Engineering, IT and BPO services, while providing solutions to customers for sustainable use of resources. Wipro's mining capabilities are now seeing increasing traction across the globe in markets such as Australia, Latin America, Canada, Kazakhstan and Africa. Asset Management, Digital Mines, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Exploration Data Management are some of the key areas where Wipro's focus helps both large and mid-tier mining companies address a host of challenges, resulting in high performance.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 131,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit stg.wipro.com
MMG is a mid-tier global resources company that mines, explores and develops base metal projects in Australia and around the world. The MMG group is one of the world's largest producers of zinc as well as a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Minmetals Resources Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code 1208). MMG currently operates a portfolio of mines in Australia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Laos and has a development pipeline that includes several major undeveloped zinc-copper deposits and significant exploration projects and partnerships in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
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