Fujitsu Siemens Computers has now become a 100% subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and has been renamed Fujitsu Technology Solutions (Holding) B.V. The new company is operating jointly with Fujitsu Services and a unified management under the Fujitsu brand. Both companies extend a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions and services offering on a global scale to corporate customers in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region.
Integrating Fujitsu Technology Solutions is a major step in the strategy to expand the Group's business outside Japan, with a focus on developing the global IT services business to meet increasing customer demand. The full integration of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, with its strong presence in EMEA, is the catalyst for Fujitsu's transformation into a truly global company. With this goal in mind, Fujitsu is making substantial investment in its European operations, leading its way into the world from its new European bridgehead.
Together, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Technology Solutions will bring innovative and cost-competitive products to market worldwide by optimizing platform product research and development. In the course of this collaboration, Fujitsu Technology Solutions will become one of the major linchpins of global research and development within Fujitsu. From its business locations in Munich, Paderborn and Augsburg, Fujitsu Technology Solutions is driving the global development of IA (Intel Architecture) server and storage products. To enforce this plan, Fujitsu has committed to investing into R&D capacities in Europe, in particular in Germany. In Augsburg, the company is bringing together and centralizing the complete Fujitsu Group's R&D for IA servers. Japanese experts are supporting German engineers in a new, unified global R&D center. In addition, the company is to unify the manufacturing and testing structure to prepare for globalized mass production, consolidating production at the Augsburg and Fukushima (Japan) sites.
In November 2008, Fujitsu Technology Solutions introduced its Dynamic Infrastructures strategy, consisting of delivery models built around the company's products and services as well as higher level packaged solutions and Managed Infrastructures for the Office and the Datacenter. In addition, the company is developing new offerings around “Infrastructure-as-a-Service.”