Partnership will provide Speira with new technology infrastructure, cybersecurity, and other IT solutions using Wipro’s cloud technologies
Oslo, Norway and Bangalore, India – March 14, 2022: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced that Speira, a leading global aluminium rolling and recycling company, has chosen Wipro as their technology partner.
Speira was formed in 2021 when Norsk Hydro Group entered into an agreement to sell its Rolling business to KPS Capital Partners. Speira operates seven manufacturing facilities and an R&D center across Germany and Norway. Over the next five years, Wipro will work to strengthen the technology infrastructure and cybersecurity requirements of Speira as it embarks on a journey guided by a three-pronged focus centered on sustainability, innovation, and new product development.
“Reliable security solutions are becoming increasingly important in today’s business environment. Wipro provides a secure environment for internal employees and plant workers that is scalable and equipped for growth,” said Hans Petter Larsen CIO, Speira.
“Wipro understands the importance of cloud security, particularly within the industrial sector, and has the perfect blend of expertise and experience to support the complex needs of one of the leading global aluminium manufacturers. Speira, operating globally, requires a fast-acting and reliable partner to both secure and expand its cloud capabilities within our five-year-long partnership. During this time, Wipro will develop solutions that solidify Speira’s cloud infrastructure and accelerate growth. This is the first step towards a broad strategic partnership between the two companies,” said Vinay Firake, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – Nordics, Wipro Limited.
Speira’s journey, supported by technology solutions from Wipro, builds on more than one century of aluminium rolling and recycling experience and technical expertise.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
Speira is a global aluminium rolling and recycling company, consisting of seven manufacturing facilities, as well as one R&D center. Locations are in Germany and Norway including our Joint Venture Alunorf, the world´s largest aluminium rolling mill, the plant in Grevenbroich, the world´s largest rolled aluminium finishing mill, as well as several international sales offices. Speira employs around 5,000 people mainly in Germany and Norway.
Speira operations are built on over a century of aluminium rolling and recycling experience and technical expertise for aluminium products. Speira is proud to serve some of the most well-known companies in the global automotive, packaging, printing, engineering, building and construction industries.
Our name is a message: Speira comes from Greek and stands for a spiral of growing influence that originates from a strong core, uplifting performances and much more: Speira also stands for the circularity of production, using and recycling, again and again.
For more information about Speira, please visit www.speira.com
Sanuber B. Grohe
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