UD Trucks partners HCL for end-to-end IT transformation

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Apr 2021


HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company has signed a multi-million-dollar digital transformation and hybrid cloud contract with Japan’s UD Trucks, a leading commercial vehicle solutions provider.

As part of the understanding, HCL will deliver end-to-end IT transformation spanning across digital platforms, agile digital application development, migration, support and maintenance and digital workplace services. With this new partnership, HCL will accelerate UD Trucks’ digital transformation journey.

HCL says the recent changes in its operational structure have required UD Trucks to build and migrate to its own dedicated IT environment, while at the same time ensuring service continuity. The company says it was selected due to its capabilities in managing both legacy and next-generation technologies, best-in-class IT transformation frameworks, dynamic cybersecurity services and deep domain expertise from working with other major automotive brands. By moving to a new next-generation IT environment, UD Trucks aims at leveraging the power of cloud and IoT while providing its employees globally with an enhanced user experience.

Satish Rajkumar, SVP Digital Solutions & IT, UD Trucks: “Migrating our infrastructure and business-critical applications is of strategic importance to UD Trucks in our accelerated digitalisation journey. HCL’s deep understanding of our existing IT footprint, combined with its leading-edge transformation capabilities, made it the standout choice. We have full confidence that HCL will help us build a world-class IT environment to enable us to go the extra mile for our employees and customers.”

Nicolas Gendre, SVP Purchasing, UD Trucks: “When signing such an important deal, you not only check that the technical capabilities are there for today and the foreseeable future, you also deeply assess the partnership you are entering into to see how it matches your values and long-term ambitions.”

Pankaj Tagra, CVP & Head – Nordic and DACH, HCL Technologies: “As automotive brands look to accelerate their digital transformation and embrace the cloud, they need a partner like HCL to successfully navigate the complexity of IT ecosystems and have a digital foundation ready for the future. Corporate transitions create special scenarios which require expertise at the intersection of end-to-end business processes and technology. Our engagement with UD Trucks is a fantastic illustration of how HCL can support setting up core IT capabilities leveraging HCL’s Cloud Smart strategy and accelerate next-generation digital services for our clients.”