To implement its cost-reduction plans, SIBUR has accomplished the first phase of the project for outsourcing of IT and automation functions. The service units have been transferred to the specialized service company – Information Technology Service Company LLC (ITSC), founded on the parity basis by SIBUR Holding JSC and Gazprom Neft JSC. The total number of transferred employees exceeds 1,200 persons, and another 1,200 persons are to be transferred in 2009.
As Dmitry Gorbachev, SIBUR IT Director, said "the main objective of this measure is to enhance efficiency and to reduce costs". Just by results of 2009, the expected economic effect of optimization would comprise 10% of the company's total spending for IT-services.
Information Technology Service Company LLC is Russia's largest service company offering services in the sphere of information technologies. Over 5,000 employees of the ITSC Group operating in 30 cities of Russia render services to over 70 major industrial enterprises including those incorporated in Gazprom Neft JSC.
For industrial enterprises, ITSC Company offers the full spectrum of services, ranging from IT and to maintenance of Instrumentation and Automated Control as well as Automatic Process Control Systems.
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