Outlines Fujitsu Technology Solutions and Fujitsu America
Speaking just days before Fujitsu Siemens Computers becomes a wholly owned subsidiary, Fujitsu Ltd’s chief Kuniaki Nozoe has set his company the target of doubling its server sales in the next two years.
The Japanese services, server and PC maker is expected to reorganise many aspects of its business as it assimilates the Fujitsu Siemens Computers European operation, and the company boss has confirmed in a Tokyo press conference that the deal presents an opportunity to “make us more of a global company.”
The Fujitsu President said the company’s aim was to sell 500,000 Intel-based servers in its 2010 fiscal year, with the intention of lifting its global market share to 7% from the current 4%, as it tries to better compete with the likes of Hewlett-Packard and Dell.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers formally becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu on April 1, after the company agreed to pay €450 million euros for Siemens’ 50% stake in the joint venture, and which on the day will change its name to Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
In the US, a Fujitsu America operations led by CEO Farhat Ali will consolidate the application services of Fujitsu Consulting, the system platforms of Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp, and the retailing solutions of Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc under a single corporate structure.
The business consolidation, together with an investment in new infrastructure is intended to enable Fujitsu America to offer full-spectrum IT, the company said, with clients able to benefit from a simplified engagement model.
Fujitsu also has confirmed that it intends to maintain the PC business as a core part of its European products portfolio after April 1. However, it is considering realigning the PC product line-up in Europe by concentrating on higher-end models.