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The country's third-largest software services firm HCL Technologies (HCL) has signed a deal with Wacker Chemie AG, a German multinational chemical company.

The five-year, end-to-end IT transformation services will establish a modernised digital workplace and improve its quality-of-service delivery.

Dirk Ramhorst, CIO and CDO, Wacker Chemie AG said that the firm wanted a partner to not only enhance its digital transformation journey but also support the ‘Wacker Digital Program,’ to help it become a digital leader in the chemical industry. "We have great confidence this partnership will improve efficiencies through potential harmonization of service delivery across IT areas while ensuring frictionless and streamlined processes,” he said.

Wacker’s engagement with HCL will lead to significant cost efficiencies through modernization, standardization and automation. HCL will be using AI-enabled virtual assistants to drive efficiencies for Wacker.

“Germany is a key strategic market for HCL and our engagement with Wacker is testament to our continued growth in the region,” said Rolf Frank Fehler, Senior Vice President, HCL Technologies. “We are excited to partner with Wacker, as we strongly believe digital transformation is a collaborative journey. HCL’s global delivery model and regional service management will help ensure delivery success at Wacker,” he added.