The origins of Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. It was formed on July 1st 2011 from Atos Origin and Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH.
Atos Origin was formed in 2000 when Atos and Origin merged. It grew steadily, not only through acquisition but also through outsourcing deals, staff and technology transfers. In 2002, KPMG Consulting’s businesses in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands were acquired to establish Atos Consulting. This transaction provided the Group with a major presence in the Consulting segment of the IT services market.
In 2004 the Sema Group was acquired from Schlumberger in January 2004, thereby creating one of the leading European IT services companies. At the time of the acquisition, Sema Group employed 20,000 staff and generated annual revenues of approximately EUR 2.4 billion. Atos Origin employed 26,500 staff, generating annual revenues of more than EUR 3 billion.
The acquisition of SIS and the Siemens partnership is the logical continuation of the Atos strategy. With a workforce of more than 48,000 employees, Atos Origin generated revenues of over EUR 5 billion during the year 2010.
Where SIS comes from
SIS was formed during a groundbreaking merger in 2007 which saw Siemens Business Services (Germany), Program and System Engineering (Austria), Siemens Information Ltd (India), Business Innovation Center (Switzerland) and Development Innovations and Projects (Greece) united under the umbrella of Siemens IT Solutions and Services –called SIS internally (a division of Siemens AG.).
Made up of two business units, IT solutions and outsourcing services, SIS provides strong business technology as well as an extensive range of services and solutions. With a workforce of more than 32,000 employees, SIS generated revenue of EUR 3.7 billion during the year 2010. With over 75% of that revenue from outside the Siemens network.