Outsource up-and-comers Origin Australia scored a $35 million outsourcing deal yesterday with Orica, reportedly the world's largest supplier of commercial explosives.
The arrangement will see Origin take over the management and operations of the Orica Data Centre in Noble Park in Melbourne. All 24 staff currently employed at Orica's data centre will become Origin employees.
John Gallagher, managing director of Origin Australia, said: "We are very pleased to be working with such a successful Australian company, and are looking forward to being an integral part of Orica's growth and expansion both here and abroad."
Rosa Dall'Armi, services manager for Orica IT Shared Services, said: "During the competitive bid process Origin demonstrated the capability and commitment to partner with us to meet our needs now and in the future."
"Origin has IT management and service delivery experience with clients in the chemicals industry. It's also a very professional operation and is well regarded by its other customers," she added.