May 19, 2017

Swissport selects TCS as a strategic partner for its IT infrastructure and technology transformation

  • Investment will see TCS support Swissport’s customer service strategy
  • Enhanced IT infrastructure will position Swissport for continued growth

Zurich l Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced that Swissport, the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry, has selected TCS for a major IT infrastructure and technology transformation initiative. 

Swissport is aiming to standardise their global IT environment to increase leverage and quality of delivery to support providing best customer services to its clients. The partnership with TCS will see Swissport invest in an extensive improvement and enhancement of its technology infrastructure capabilities to ensure its core systems can support these objectives.

This major initiative includes the consolidation of Swissport’s data centres and remote location infrastructure, establishing a global user help desk and implementing a worldwide WAN transformation scheme. The work will also see a simplification and streamlining of enterprise workplace services, governance and IT security alongside support to ensure that the technology innovations provide the best environment for success.

As a business that operates in over 280 airports worldwide and transports 4.3 million tonnes of cargo annually, Swissport’s operations are highly complex. TCS’s depth and breadth of expertise, as well as its proven track record in IT infrastructure and transformation, were major factors in Swissport’s decision for its strategic programme.

Christoph Kleinsorg, CIO, Swissport, commented, “Customers rightly expect that our services are seamless. Our partnership with TCS will help us deliver on our goal to develop the best customer experience possible. We selected TCS from a competitive field of other providers due to its strong global presence, deep expertise in IT infrastructure and transformation and track record for outstanding customer satisfaction and delivery. Through more integrated operations, we will be able to provide the highest level of customer service possible while also supporting our continued growth”.

Heinz Gehri, country head, TCS, added, "The modern business era demands operations that act in real time, deliver integrated services to customers, and use data to unveil new insights and opportunities. This programme will see the implementation of a number of key pillars of Swissport’s ambitious IT transformation strategy. In one of the world’s most complex and global industries, opportunities for technology to deliver transformational value is huge. We’re delighted to be partnering with Swissport on this journey”.

For over two decades, TCS has been a leader in delivering strategic value to the travel and transportation industry. The company currently partners with over 35 aviation industry organisations, including 7 of the top 10 leading global carriers and 2 of the top 3 airline alliances. With a comprehensive portfolio of specialised and digital solutions, backed by over 5,000 experienced consultants, TCS helps aviation companies better align their technology initiatives to achieve business goals.