GTECH and HCL struck a multi-year deal
Global lottery and gaming company GTECH, through its Spielo International subsidiary, has struck an agreement with HCL Technologies for the provision of technical operations services.
Under the terms of the agreement with HCL, Spielo affiliate Boss Media expects to transfer to HCL the employment of approximately 160 technical operations services employees currently based in Växjö, Sweden.
The multi-year deal, which includes software services, is subject to certain closing terms.
Negotiations with trade union representatives have started, with the goal of transferring the affected employees to HCL by November 1.
“We have a long and positive experience working with specialist technology service providers, including HCL, and are confident that this new partnership, given the current market climate, is the best solution for both our employees and our customers,” GTECH International president and chief executive officer Walter Bugno said.
Liselotte Hägertz Engstam, HCL Technologies’ vice president and head of the Nordic region, added: “This partnership with Spielo further strengthens HCL’s presence in the Nordic region. Together with our new talented employees and our domain expertise, we look forward to continuing to develop the business in order to meet our customers’ requirements for quality and flexibility.”
Spielo will continue to own all current and future intellectual property, customer contracts and agreements, and will continue to be fully responsible for providing its customers with product specifications, design, deliveries, and ongoing service. All of the services will also be directed and managed by Spielo.