HP Mexico Adds $100 Million to Existing Technology Outsourcing Deal with Coca-Cola in Latin America

Vendor will provide additional services and infrastructure to support Coca Cola’s Latin American growth.

Hewlett-Packard Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. recently said that it has expanded by $100 million its existing contract with Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., the largest public bottler by sales volume of Coca Cola products in the world, in a five-year outsourcing services deal.

Coca-Cola FESMA, about a third of which is owned by Coca-Cola Co., operates 30 bottling facilities in the region and supplies beverages to 1.5 million retailers throughout Mexico and Latin America.

The contract extends a relationship between the two companies initiated 11 years ago. HP officials said that the new five-year deal will fuel Coca-Cola FESMA’s growth in Latin America, improve services and lower costs.

HP said that it will consolidate some 348 of Coca-Cola FESMA’s locations into one data center in Mexico and move business critical SAP applications, server management and monitoring to facilities in Brazil and Argentina. Security services will be provided from HP delivery centers in Costa Rica, a move that the vendor said will offer more flexibility and pare costs.

In addition, HP will support Coca-Cola FESMA’s IT infrastructure throughout Latin America, including operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

“Our industry knowledge and decade-long relationship with Coca-Cola FEMSA, as well as our ability to scale when and where the client grows, will continue to help the company achieve its goals,” said Octavio Marquez, HP Mexico managing director.

HP will continue to manage Coca-Cola FEMSA’s technology infrastructure for Latin American operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

“After experiencing sustained growth across Latin America, these additional efforts to centralize and standardize will give us the support we need to find new opportunities to put beverages in the hands of the Latin American people,” said Hector Calva, Coca-Cola FESMA chief information officer.

“HP knows our business and industry well,” Calva said. “With the team’s extensive experience in data center consolidation, we will have the technology foundation and support critical for our growth plans and future success,” he said.

HP’s existing deal to provide data center, storage, carrier management, network management and enterprise application hosting services to Coca-Cola FESMA will continue uninterrupted, officials said.

The vendor also said it will continue to deliver workplace services for Coca-Cola FEMSA’s 14,500 desktop and notebook PCs, handheld devices, printers and servers.

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