Pan-European broadband networking company Easynet has been selected by luxury bathroom manufacturer Kohler to manage a new Wide Area Network solution connecting sites across Europe, the US, Egypt and Morocco in a three-year €1.2m contract. The bespoke, scalable MPLS infrastructure will enable true business transformation for Kohler within EMEA, as it integrates 25 sites and enables its ERP rollout.
Easynet staved off competition from France Telecom, MCI and AT&T to secure the business, which will see Kohler outsource its entire EMEA network to Easynet. The company will maintain control and visibility of its network performance, as Easynet supplies online end-to-end statistics. Outsourcing its network leaves the organisation free to concentrate on its core competencies whilst increasing efficiencies and making significant cost savings.
Bob Hungerford, Director of IT, Kohler Kitchen & Bath Europe explained why it chose Easynet above the competition. “Easynet’s agility was one of the key drivers in our decision. The bespoke solution proposed by the team fully supports Kohler’s business strategy of growth through acquisition. We instantly developed an excellent relationship with the Easynet team and felt that they really understood what we were trying to achieve. We have every confidence that Easynet will help us reach our strategic business objectives.”
David Rowe, Easynet’s chief executive officer, said: “This is a showcase for Easynet’s capabilities in Europe and beyond. Kohler is a dynamic, ambitious organisation, and its network is driving forward real transformation, supporting new applications which will have a significant, positive impact on the entire business. We’re very excited to be a part of this.”