STARK Group, Europe’s leading retailer and distributor of building supplies, and tech giant Infosys have signed a strategic multi-year partnership to fuel STARK Group’s digital transformation journey using the recently introduced Infosys Topaz.
Using generative AI technology, Infosys Topaz is a suite of services, solutions, and platforms that puts AI first. In order to enhance technology and deliver seamless services to STARK Group’s offices around Europe, Infosys and STARK Group will create a cutting-edge data center in Denmark as part of this partnership.
Infosys will use Infosys Topaz to implement a “AI first” strategy, enabling STARK Group with AI-driven operational efficiencies and service quality.
Additionally, Infosys plans to use its Live Enterprise Application Management Platform (LEAP), a cloud-enabled platform, to deliver NextGen Application Management Services as a component of Infosys Cobalt and to help automate the STARK Group’s IT landscape with the aim of continuously enhancing and innovating their IT operations.
Infosys will also work to help STARK Group scale across several geographies while increasing cost and operational efficiency.
Pernille Geneser, Group CIO of the STARK Group, stated, “We look forward to improving the caliber of our offerings and launching many new technologies.
The partnership, according to Karmesh Vaswani, EVP and Global Head of Retail, Consumer Goods & Logistics at Infosys, increases the business’s presence in the Nordic region.
STARK Building Materials UK Ltd. in the United Kingdom, STARK Deutschland GmbH in Germany and Austria, STARK Danmark A/S in Denmark and Greenland, Beijer Byggmaterial AB in Sweden, STARK Suomi Oy in Finland, and Neumann Bygg AS in Norway are just a few of the subsidiaries that operate more than 1,150 branches and distribution centers throughout Europe. The CVC Capital Partners Fund VII owns the STARK Group, which employs over 20,000 people and generates about EUR 9 billion in yearly net sales.
The price of Infosys’ shares rose 1.66 percent to settle at Rs 1500.80. The stock is currently 1.5% away from 2023 profitability.
With the recent announcement of a strategic partnership to drive Danske Bank’s digital transformation, Infosys further strengthened its localization strategy in the Nordic region.
In the past, Infosys had purchased Fluido in Finland and BASE Life Science in Denmark.