Australian listed IT Services Company Empired has been contracted by global mining leader Rio Tinto to provide application managed services for their mining operations. The contract, including options, will have a total term of 5 years and an estimated value of $20m.
Empired will be responsible for providing application support and project services for over 170 unique applications, spanning a number of technologies including Legacy Platforms, Oracle, Microsoft .Net, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft CRM. These applications are largely technical systems used in the management of field operations spanning mining, processing, rail and port facilities.
Empired’s Mr Baskerville commented that they are delighted to be trusted by an organisation as prestigious as Rio Tinto to manage applications critical to the efficient operation of one of the world’s largest mining operations. He observed that the contract spoke volumes about the quality of services currently being provided by Empired to Rio Tinto under the TST program.
Empired’s extended Microsoft capability gained through the acquisitions of OBS, eSavvy and Intergen will be leveraged to provide a seamless and cohesive solution to Rio Tinto. Mr Baskerville explained that the acquisitions were pivotal to Empired’s strategy with the latest contract vindicating the company’s strategy to leverage the broader capability to win large multi-year contracts.
Empired’s newest contract with Rio Tinto quickly follows the recent announcements of a Managed Services contract with Toyota and a $12m contract with Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand. Empired continues to pursue a strong pipeline of large strategic contracts and is confident of securing additional business in the near term.