Unipart Group expands IT services expertise with SAP

SAP has extended its partnership with global logistics, consulting and manufacturing organization Unipart Group, with the aim of expanding Unipart’s IT services expertise.

An existing SAP customer for 21 years, Unipart Group will now adopt S/4HANA on RISE with SAP to develop its cloud management and evolve its business as an IT services-led company.

The collaboration will also see Unipart Group strengthen its capability as a SAP Systems Integrator to empower its own customers to transition to cloud technology under RISE with SAP.

Unipart chose to adopt the SAP platform to provide the flexibility and bandwidth to scale its business and accelerate products to market.The company plans to use its experience in logistics and ERP to commercialize solutions at pace and sell IT services beyond logistics, expanding its customer portfolio, which currently includes Jaguar Land Rover, Sky and NHS Supply Chain.

Michiel Verhoeven, UK & Ireland managing director at SAP, said: “We’re proud of our long-standing relationship with an industry heavyweight in Unipart. As it evolves to become a truly digital-first company, RISE with SAP is the perfect solution to enable faster, more agile, automated and insight-driven business services. With more than two decades already behind our partnership, we’re excited to see where we can take Unipart next.”

Yiannis Levantis, group chief information officer at Unipart, said: “Reinvention is part of our DNA, it means our transformation journey is never finished and that we can always better serve and provide innovative solutions to our customers. As we look to shift our business model towards being an IT services company first, with deep expertise in logistics, manufacturing and supply chain, expanding our capabilities alongside SAP has been the next step to make this a reality.”