Henkel AG & Co KGaA and AT&T (News - Alert) have entered into a three year contract that will enable the company to deploy AT&T’s unified communications and telepresence solutions. Henkel, a global provider of top brands and technologies, is aiming to enhance the collaboration between its employees, customers and suppliers across the globe by implementing these solutions.
Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Henkel is primarily known for brands like Dial, Right Guard, Persil, Schwarzkopf, Pritt and Loctite. The company has nearly 47,000 employees working across the world in the business areas of laundry and home care, cosmetics/toiletries and adhesive technologies.
The eight main markets of Henkel will gain access to the robust AT&T solution which includes the U.S., Germany, China, Philippines, Slovakia, Austria, Mexico and Brazil.
In a press release, Gordon Tredgold, VP of Global Service Delivery, Henkel said, "As a global company, with operations and stakeholders across the world, high quality telepresence is critical for maintaining contact and making decisions efficiently. We believe that this global rollout will play an important part in helping to grow our business, as well as build and strengthen relationships with key suppliers in the retail, automotive and chemical industries."
Henkel employees can now hold meetings across the globe without any extended planning and lead times, resulting in quicker response times that will help to resolve business problems in main markets. Users will be able to swap information between offices with AT&T Connect, allowing users to instantaneously work together on documents no matter where they are physically situated.
Joachim Kathmann, VP of AT&T Germany and Central Europe added, "Our services and solutions can support Henkel's competitive advantage and help Henkel to communicate and deliver growth efficiently and cost-effectively across all of their global offices. What's more, by bringing global teams, customers and suppliers together for faster decision making, AT&T Telepresence (News - Alert) Solution will also improve Henkel employees' work-life balance by reducing time spent travelling to meetings."
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Edited by Jamie Epstein