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Largest IT service provider in the automotive sector for 10 years

Automobilwoche has named T-Systems the largest IT service provider in Germany – for the tenth time in a row

Highest turnover IT service provider in the automotive industry in Germany 2019

Automobilwoche has named T-Systems the largest IT service provider in the industry. For the tenth time in a row, the Telekom subsidiary recorded the highest revenue in Germany: 750 million in 2019, followed by Accenture with 494 million, thus replacing IBM. The total turnover of the top 25 IT service providers rose to a record EUR 4.71 billion in 2019. Forecasts for 2020 remain difficult.

Trends and pressure for digitalization in the automotive sector

Despite Brexit and trade conflicts, most IT service providers in the automotive business were able to grow significantly in 2019. The automotive industry is under constant pressure to digitalize, which affects the entire value creation process. For the end consumer, automobiles are increasingly defined by software, networking, and digital services. Changing purchasing processes and the as yet untapped potential of constantly growing data volumes pose further challenges. Added to this is the high cost pressure that is forcing the industry to digitalize production and the supply chain.

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic

It is still difficult to make a forecast for 2020. Frank Gassner, Vice President Client Consulting Automotive & Manufacturing Industries at T-Systems, says “As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is enormous pressure on automobile manufacturers and suppliers to cut costs and increase efficiency. Many IT projects are being put to the test.” However, “Despite or perhaps because of the coronavirus crisis, strategic issues are gaining momentum for the future. I am thinking of alternative drives, electromobility, ‘Connected Vehicle & Mobility’, and semi-autonomous driving. The demand for IT services there remains high.”

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T-Systems provides its extensive automotive expertise

As a long-standing technology partner to the automotive industry, T-Systems combines technical expertise and in-depth process knowledge. Our customers include 13 of the 20 largest OEMs, international suppliers, and more than 3,000 car dealerships. Around 4,000 automotive experts worldwide are developing sustainable solutions along the value chain. The technological basis is formed by the core areas of cloud and infrastructure, connectivity, digital services, and security. Automotive-specific solutions from engineering to digital commerce and connected mobility services round off the portfolio.

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