DXC Technology has acquired the global services centre of Sime Darby Berhad in Malaysia, backed by a long-term managed services agreement.
The transaction sees the technology giant take control of the Sime Darby Global Services Centre (SDGSC), the in-house provider of its HR, finance, accounting and IT services.
“Organisations today are looking to capitalise on new technology trends and opportunities to help drive business outcomes,” said Edward Ho, executive vice president and general manager of Offerings at DXC Technology.
“This engagement with Sime Darby Berhad solidifies DXC’s position as a leading global BPS player, aligns with our strategic growth objectives and helps accelerate innovation for clients in Asia.”
Operating as a Malaysian trading conglomerate, Sime Darby’s core businesses operate in and serve the industrial, plantation, motors and logistics sectors as well as the healthcare, insurance, and retail segments.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, SDGSC offers domain knowledge of markets across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Africa.
Coupled with DXC’s global expertise, Ho said SDGSC will continue to "drive innovation and offer a global gold standard" in the business process services (BPS) market.
“DXC Technology has innate market presence across Asia, with Malaysia serving as a strategic capability hub,” said Koushik Radhakrishnan, vice president and general manager of DXC Technology Asia. “DXC demonstrates its agility by tailoring specific solutions for each market.
“As customers extend their digital scale, the managed services agreement with Sime Darby Berhad and acquisition of SDGSC will enhance our relevance to our clients in Asia and support enterprises transitioning to the digital economy.
"It also provides an opportunity to the great talent at SDGSC to engage at scale and grow their careers with DXC."
As a result, SDGSC will be fully integrated into the BPS and delivery operations of DXC Malaysia.
“The Global Services Centre has served Sime Darby Berhad well in enhancing efficiency and productivity improvements since 2008,” said Dato’ Jeffri Salim Davidson, Group CEO of Sime Darby. “By becoming a part of DXC Technology, a global technology leader, it is expected to further drive productivity gains for the organisation.”
The move comes weeks after DXC launched a security operations centre (SOC) in Malaysia catering to both regional and international clients.
As revealed by Channel Asia, the new centre will adopt DXC’s next generation intelligent security operations capability enabling advanced analytics, digital forensics, investigations and incident response and tailored solutions to protect the digital enterprise.
Located in Kuala Lumpur, the new centre aims to facilitate enhanced security for regional enterprises, providing improved visibility, correlation and response to security threats and vulnerabilities through the integration of advanced security analytics across information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).