Tieto Deutschland GmbH now is brightONE GmbH

01.07.2013

Tieto Deutschland GmbH now is brightONE GmbH

1st July 2013 – From today, brightONE acts with a new brand identity on the market. Thus, the acquisition of the majority of Tieto´s operations in Germany and the Netherlands by the Munich-based AURELIUS Group is completed. The agreement was a consequence of Tieto's strategy to focus its operations on core businesses. With brightONE starts a newly formed company which concentrates on the optimized interaction between people, companies and technology.

brightONE operates with 900 employees in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and India. The specialist teams supports customers in the industries of automotive, banking, energy, healthcare, hi-tech & electronics, insurance and telecommunications with advanced technology and product development as well as tailor-made solutions in the area of information and communication technology (ICT). brightONE sees itself as an expert for the change, which identifies the innovative potential of products and opens up new prospects and markets to their customers.

"Mobility and networking are increasing more and more in all areas of our lives. Companies are looking for partners who help them with sustainable solutions in order to be able remaining competitive and strengthening their market position. brightONE is well positioned for this growing demand and it offers its customers real added value," says Dr. Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELUS Group.

"We are very pleased about the new brand image and we feel very well prepared for upcoming tasks. In Germany and the Netherlands, we base our knowledge on 30 years of experience in the areas of consulting, system integration and product development. There is a real sense of optimism among our employees. And we are convinced that we can offer sustainable competitive advantages through practical and individual consulting services beyond the standard", expresses Alexander Graf, business spokesman at brightONE.

In the previous weeks, a completely new brand image has been developed. brightONE also presents itself with a new website (www.brightone.eu) and a new claim, which expresses the approach “from vision to execution” of the company: brightONE – we connect people, business and technology.

Mummert & Company, an international and independent corporate finance advisor based in Munich, exclusively advised Aurelius on this transaction.

For further information please contact:Rolf LindenbergSpokes person brightONE+49 6196 7660

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About brightONE

With 900 employees in Germany, India, the Netherlands and Poland, brightONE offers advanced technology and product development as well as pioneering services in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). brightONE identifies the innovative potential of products, technologies and concepts, develops appropriate customer-specific solution approaches and applications, and transforms them into measurable results. Whether through tailored solutions for new and existing products, optimization of production processes or innovative customer service solutions: brightONE creates sustainable competitive advantages through practical and individual consulting services beyond the standard. Thereby brightONE makes use of its cross-industry expertise in the fields of automotive, banking, energy, healthcare, hi-tech & electronics, insurance and telecommunications. The company emerged from Nordic IT player Tieto and now belongs to the German AURELIUS Group. It bases its expertise on 30 years of experience on consulting services, systems integration and product development.

www.brightone.eu