COLOMBO, Sri Lanka; Nov. 19, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed an agreement with Brandix (www.brandix.com), the largest exporter of apparel in Sri Lanka, to provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The agreement is designed to help Brandix build streamlined, leading-edge back office processes at a reduced cost and to drive significant improvement in operational efficiency and effectiveness. Accenture will deliver these services from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Ashroff Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Brandix said, “This agreement will help us to build a strong foundation for our future success. Accenture will bring its extensive global experience, proprietary assets, software and analytics capabilities, helping to create more efficient and cost effective business processes. This will enable us to focus on delivering a high quality product and service to our global customers. We are excited about the prospects of building this capability which will enable Sri Lanka’s apparel sector to leapfrog into a knowledge-based industry.”
“In delivering these services from Sri Lanka, we will be able to combine the existing processes and industry knowledge from Brandix with Accenture’s scale and cross-industry experience,” said Anoop Sagoo, Senior Managing Director, Business Process Outsourcing, Asia Pacific at Accenture.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
A leader in apparel manufacture, Brandix is credited with being the pioneer of the concept of ‘total solutions’ in Sri Lanka’s apparel sector and a global leader in eco-friendly manufacturing operations. Brandix is a preferred solutions provider to some of the world’s leading apparel brands. Brandix is also credited with innovating and creating many firsts, among them, the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-rated Green factory certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC); Sri Lanka’s first LEED Gold certified office complex; and the first Supply Chain City in South Asia -- the 1000-acre Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC).
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