Pactera and EKA Sign Teaming Agreement to Build a Collaboration Framework on Engineering Opportunities

MILAN, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pactera and EKA leadership teams gathered yesterday in Milan to formalize a teaming agreement and join their forces on engineering domains ranging from Product Lifecycle Management, Business Process Management, Document Management Systems and research themes related to the industrial sector.

This agreement allows Pactera to acquire and develop domain knowledge around engineering platforms and processes used in industrial sectors like aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, engineering services, building such competencies in Europe (Italy and Hungary), and thus creating an engineering hub, crucial to implement our “rightshore” approach in this area.

This partnership helps Pactera to increase penetration in existing Customers and get introduced to new ones in the automotive and engineering service sectors.

EKA is a spin-off of the University of Salento (Italy) founded in mid-2010, after many years of collaboration among the University and several industrial partners involved in Regional, National and European major research projects. It aims to provide advice about methods and tools forProduct Lifecycle Management and Business Process Management, providing support to Companies in management, tracking and improvement of their business processes, product development and documentation.

EKA is the natural evolution of these collaborations in the research field: the objective is the creation of industrial value starting from the results achieved in the research projects.

EKA combines the ability to respond to typical market of a young and dynamic Company with extensive experience in industrial projects, in order to provide its Customers with high quality services and solutions.

  • Founded in: 2010
  • Headquartered in Bari (Italy)
  • Operative Headquarters: Lecce – University of Salento
  • 90% of employees are informatic engineers experts in Product Lifecycle Management, Business Process Management, Document Management Systems

EKA’s Customer portfolio includes major industrial groups in Italy operating in the Aerospace business, Automotive industry, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Engineering Services sectors.

“We believe this partnership will be a win-win-win solution: for our Customers, looking at vendors with deep domain knowledge and which are capable of providing scalable and cost effective solutions; for Pactera, aiming at fulfilling increasing demand in the engineering sector; and for EKA, aiming at consolidating and expanding its footprint beyond Italy in the industrial and applied research sectors,” said Mr Antonio Montomoli VP Pactera Europe.