IT Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) — Weener Plastics, a global supplier of innovative and value-added packaging solutions, has signed a five-year, managed SD-WAN agreement with Orange Business Services to support its global expansion.

Rolling out Flexible SD-WAN across 24 sites in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Weener Plastics will increase agility and flexibility in its organization, as well as improve internal communication.

Weener Plastics offers standard, as well as tailor-made and innovative packaging solutions for its multinational customers. The company, which has expanded globally through acquisitions, needed an agile solution to support its rapid growth and access to cloud-based applications, such as Office 365 and ERP software. In addition, Weener Plastics wanted a managed solution to allow its teams to focus on their core manufacturing business.

“We are delighted to support Weener Plastics in their global expansion. A migration to SD-WAN requires careful consideration and expertise in making sure the solution is adequately designed with steady state operations in mind. Through our deep knowledge and expertise with SD-WAN solutions, we are the perfect partner for Weener Plastics’ international ambitions,” said Fabrice de Windt, Senior Vice President Europe for Orange Business Services.

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To keep up with changing customer demands, it is important that Weener Plastics is physically present in its customers’ countries of operation. Weener Plastics chose Orange Business Services because of its extensive experience with SD-WAN, but also for its strong local presence and homogenous portfolio of managed services and applications across all the countries and regions in which it operates.

“Because of our rapid global expansion, we were looking for a worldwide IT partner that could also offer local support and solutions for all of our sites throughout the world. The Flexible SD-WAN solution provides us with a reliable and agile network to support us during our next phase of business. Thanks to Orange Business Services, we can focus on the things we’re good at: developing and producing innovative plastic packaging solutions,” said Eric den Hertog, Global IT Director at Weener Plastics.

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