South Australian-based services company, Vectra Corporation, has announced a new five-year, multi-million dollar deal with Mitsubishi Motors.
The agreement will see the company grow its seven-year mainframe management relationship with the car vendor to include management of its manufacturing control system infrastructure.
Vectra strategic business manager, John Vine Hall, said its track record and local operations helped beat out competition from multinationals.
"Manufacturing companies have been hesitant to deal with traditional IT outsourcing companies as control systems are seen as an area of high risk," he said. "Our capability around security and risk was also a major part of why Mitsubishi decided to go with us."
The deal would also assist Vectra to boost its value proposition both in the manufacturing vertical and the wider market, Vine Hall said.
"We have a track record in areas like electricity management, oil and gas and other utilities areas," he said. "This is a new one for us so we are hoping to demonstrate a solid capability around manufacturing and the management and maintenance of critical systems."
For Mitsubishi, the agreement with Vectra would see an increase in its operational efficiency around business processes such as quality control, parts traceability and electronic modelling, its Australian information systems general manager, Tony Newman, said.
"Much of the planning for our new car is about eliminating waste, reducing inventory and improving efficiency," he said. "Vectra has demonstrated strong project management capabilities that offer us the potential to improve the way we do business."