RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – May 20, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced today that it has signed a contract with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), a Xerox Company, as part of an initiative to expand its Global Services business. The agreement will create approximately 300 new jobs in the Triangle region of N.C. - 50 of those with Lenovo and 250 with ACS.
During a news conference attended by North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, Lenovo announced the new jobs at its campus in Morrisville, N.C to help meet the growing needs of its customers, both locally and worldwide.
Through its industry-leading customer services, ACS will support Lenovo customers in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand via telephone, e-mail and web chat. ACS will handle customer inquiries, providing technical support, service order management, coordination of service and parts dispatches and customer escalations. ACS and Xerox employ 3,600 people in North Carolina, including approximately 2,300 people in the greater Raleigh area.
The agreement comes on the heels of Lenovo’s proven business momentum. The company has outpaced the overall PC market for eight consecutive quarters, making it the fastest-growing major PC company for the past six quarters in a row1.
In addition to the 300 jobs announced today, Lenovo’s Global Services team is also adding an additional 100 new positions in multiple locations around the world in cities including Bratislava, Beijing and Bangalore.
Lenovo’s Global Services Business Expansion
Lenovo’s Global Services business provides services and maintains relationships with customers in more than 180 countries. Global Services offers an array of technology support services, including warranty and protection, factory services, online data backup, asset recovery and financial services. These offerings span the product lifecycle, helping customers reduce downtime, increase productivity, protect data, finance purchases and guard against equipment obsolescence. Lenovo leverages internal and partner capabilities to provide best-in-class service support to customers around the world.
“Lenovo exemplifies how the state of North Carolina and a global company started in China can mutually benefit from the high-tech, highly innovative workforce we’ve cultivated here in the Triangle region,” said Gov. Perdue. “Not only does this business expansion bring significant new employment opportunities to North Carolinians, but it will create a larger ripple effect across our state’s economy.”
“We’re obsessed with delivering outstanding PC technology and world-class service and support to our customers,” said Peter Bartolotta, senior vice president, Global Services, Lenovo. “Our collaboration with ACS will elevate our already acclaimed support services through faster, highly integrated and more effective call-center interaction utilizing the latest technologies.”
“By taking advantage of our strong expertise in managing customer contact centers – a service we provide to many well-known brands – Lenovo is helping to ensure their communication with clients is as effective as their technology. We’re behind the scenes providing the necessary client support so Lenovo can continue to focus on what they do best,” said Chris Tranquill, group president, Business Process Solutions (BPS), ACS.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see http://www.lenovo.com.
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 134,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com, http://www.realbusiness.com or http://www.acs-inc.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.
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