OREANDA-NEWS. February 6, 2012. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced the signing of a multi- year, multi- million euro contract with Europcar, the car rental leader in Europe. After a rigorous evaluation process, Europcar Information Services (EIS), the company’s IT subsidiary, selected TCS to manage strategic IT services development for its French operations.

“The objective of the partnership is to continue to improve our structured and standardised development process across Europcar. We were looking for a partner with the highest standard in quality and demonstrated flexibility, and one that could help us optimise both time-to-market and cost control. TCS scored high on all counts and its strong global delivery model (GNDM™) and industry knowledge of our field were key criteria in our selecting them for this project. TCS’s localisation strategy with mixed teams at all levels also proved to be a key factor in the selection process,” said Pascal Vallerent, skill centre director from Europcar Information Services.

Kumar Narayanan, director and country head, TCS France, said, “This partnership with Europcar is part of the development of a strategic relationship with industry-leading companies in France. It reiterates TCS’s strategic commitment to the region and our ability to create operating models specific to the unique needs of our French clients.”

This announcement marks further expansion into Europe for TCS’s travel, transport and hospitality industry solution unit. Comprising 4000-plus consultants, the unit works with 50-plus customers worldwide including some of the global top 10 industry leaders in airlines, hospitality, car rentals, shipping and logistics.

TCS has operated in France since 1992, with offices in Paris - La Defense and in Toulouse. The unit comprises over 1000 professionals based both in France and at the company’s delivery centres worldwide. As part of its Global Network Delivery Model (GNDM™), the company has deployed a unique operating model in France, comprising an efficient strategy of localisation which combines the power of its global offering with a real, local and cultural proximity. TCS provides services to over 20 French companies, a majority of which are part of the CAC 40 Index.