CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) and SABCA (EURONEXT SAB) are pleased to announce the signing of a five-year IT outsourcing agreement. SABCA is one of the main aerospace companies in Belgium, designing and building large and complex elements for aircraft and space launchers, and repairing and upgrading military aircrafts. CGI has been chosen to support the IT operations.
This agreement is part of SABCA’s strategy to ensure the Group's competitiveness by focussing on its areas of excellence and core-business. (Annual Financial Report 2017). CGI’s best-in-class delivery approach helps position IT as an optimal, effective and reliable resource and will help SABCA realize their business objectives.
“Having the right partner with the proper experience, insights and flexibility is crucial to support our business strategy,” said Thibauld Jongen, CEO of the SABCA Group. “CGI’s expertise will help us to drive the performance of our information technology and support services while enabling us to continue to focus on our specific competencies.”
“I’m proud of the trust that SABCA has shown in CGI by awarding us with this contract,” said Ben Vicca, Vice President of CGI’s operations in Belgium. “We are pleased to count a major aerospace player in Belgium among our clients. IT Outsourcing is a core competency of CGI and a key business enabler for our clients. It enables clients to focus on aligning IT strategies with their business objectives while CGI takes responsibility for their IT operations. We will put to work our business and technology expertise and ensure high standards of IT support, with operational excellence in mind, to contribute to the company’s success.
The SABCA Group, made up of SABCA (Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques) and its subsidiaries SABCA Limburg and SABCA Maroc, conducts operations from the three Belgian regions (Brussels Capital Region, Charleroi in Wallonia, and Lummen in Flanders), as well as from Casablanca, Morocco. Today, SABCA demonstrates a palette of expertise that is as rich as it is varied, built over its 98+ years of experience in designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and upgrading large and complex elements for aircraft and space launchers. Its customers and partners belong to the elite of the aerospace industry. SABCA offers a full range of services to the civil, space, and military aviation markets and recently expanded into the commercial UAS market as a platform designer and manufacturer, and more globally as a commercial drones solutions provider for the industry.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com
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