Auto manufacturer DaimlerChrysler has extended its 17-year old global services contract with Verizon Business and entered into a new agreement for managed services for its Mercedes-Benz unit.
Under the extension, Verizon Business will continue to provide managed network services, including DaimlerChrysler’s assembly networks in North America and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Under the new Mercedes-Benz agreement, Verizon Business will provide a combination of managed services to support automaker’s network, end-to-end.
In 2004, DaimlerChrysler began its transition to internet protocol (IP) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Using Verizon Business’ private IP, the company’s fastest-growing service, the auto manufacturer today links 90 business facilities, including production plants across the region, in a fully managed network environment. With MPLS-based private IP connections in 116 countries, Verizon Business can closely control service quality across geographic regions.
Verizon Business’ Impact, a platform that isolates network faults, will also help ensure consistent operation of DaimlerChrysler’s network.
Verizon Business operates the North American assembly networks DaimlerChrysler uses to help manufacture millions of cars, trucks and SUVs each year, and also provides the global backbone network linking the firm’s primary business locations in Stuttgart, Singapore and Detroit. The custom North American data network spans 400 sites, including 32 manufacturing and assembly plants, and delivers computer-generated cues so employees know specifically which parts to assemble at any given point in the production process.
Since 1998, Verizon Business, along with the DaimlerChrysler team, has designed, built and managed each of DaimlerChrysler’s regional networks, integrating them into a seamless, global infrastructure. As a result, DaimlerChrysler achieves maximum network diversity and resiliency, optimum use of bandwidth and high performance, all in a cost-effective advanced network environment.