CROWN WORLDWIDE GROUP MOVES WITH TELSTRA INTERNATIONAL
SINGAPORE, 22 June 2011 – Crown Worldwide Group, a privately held company with its global headquarters in Hong Kong has appointed Telstra International to manage its MPLS, Global Internet and Global Data Center systems. The deal is valued at USD8.2 million and will see Telstra manage an initial 80 WAN sites globally, including two data center migrations over a five-year period.
Leveraging Telstra’s extensive experience with cross-continent and global networks, the planned infrastructure and management consolidation of Crown’s network systems will enable it to refocus internal resources to critical projects which have been set back due to the amount of time required to maintain the basic administrative functions associated with managing global connectivity for its worldwide portfolio of offices.
Crown’s Group Vice President of IT, Chris Davis-Pipe said one of Crown’s core values is “Our Strength is Our Network” referring to the company’s worldwide presence. By adopting a global wide area network from Telstra we will bring all those offices a significantly enhanced level of application performance and collaboration.
“From the iPad tool we use for home pre-move surveys, to the unified network system that connects our businesses globally, we demand the best tools and solutions that enable us to deliver on our commitment of 100 per cent customer satisfaction,” said Mr Davis-Pipe.
“Telstra offers the most holistic solutions that are not only in line with our business goals, but also enable Crown to create more efficient and innovative service delivery methods in today’s connected world,” he added.
With 10,000 worldwide corporate clients, Crown expects to increase organisational productivity and performance under this arrangement, while anticipating greater control and flexibility to make changes to its network infrastructure in response to varying market conditions.
Telstra International Executive Director Mr Phil Mottram said, “With more than 250 operations in 55 countries and in excess of 4,000 professionals, an enterprise such as Crown demands the utmost in reliability and efficiency from their networked systems. Our ability to be a global provider and our existing partnership with Crown in New Zealand through Telstra Clear provided Crown the confidence to select Telstra as a partner for this endeavour.
“We are excited to be collaborating with the Crown Worldwide Group. A consolidated network management strategy such as this will go a long way in increasing productivity, reducing overall management costs and bring about greater reliability for their business,” he concluded.
The deployment is scheduled to begin in July and is expected to take approximately six to nine months to complete.
About Crown Worldwide Group
Crown Worldwide (crownworldwide.com) operates from over 250 locations in 55 countries, providing governments, corporations, diplomats and private customers with global mobility, transportation of household goods and fine arts, departure and destination services, business information storage, high value warehousing, freight forwarding and third-party logistics. Crown Worldwide Group’s divisions are Crown Relocations, Crown Fine Arts, Crown Records Management, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Established in 1965, the Crown Worldwide Group is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong.
About Telstra International
Telstra International is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading and largest telecommunications and information-services-company.
Telstra provides global telecommunications services and solutions and is an expert in bringing the advantages of customer centric managed network solutions to the business community.
Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra serves more than 200 of the world’s top 500 companies, spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Telstra International is ideally suited to provide IT solutions, with its experience and expertise; security and reliability; trust and financial strength.
Telstra’s award-winning networks are among the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. Telstra has operating licences and landing rights in most major Asian markets, the US and EMEA, facilitating access to more than 1,500 PoPs in 230 countries and territories.
For further information www.telstrainternational.asia
For Telstra Corporation www.telstra.com.au