EEW Energy from Waste relies on outsourcing IT to DATAGROUP

Pliezhausen, 16 April 2024. EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW), one of the leading companies in waste disposal and energy supply in Germany, will make use of full IT outsourcing in the cloud with DATAGROUP. The contract has a term of five years and a volume of more than EUR 5m per year.

More than 1,400 employees at EEW will benefit from the IT services of DATAGROUP. The company’s infrastructure will be migrated from a classical data center to a modern cloud environment with support being provided in the form of private cloud services over the term of the contract. Furthermore, DATAGROUP will take on logistics and client management of EEW’s office IT and provide on-site support for its employees. It is a full IT outsourcing contract that also includes application management, network and Teams telephony management as well as security services. EEW is currently going through transition with DATAGROUP. The process is expected to be completed at the end of the year.

“Our IT services focus on security and flexibility as core values, especially in a time when IT is the basis of all business processes. We offer our customers not only advanced technology solutions, but also certainty that their business is secure and efficient in an ever-changing digital landscape”, says Andreas Baresel, Chief Executive Officer of DATAGROUP. “For DATAGROUP, in turn, long-term contracts with customers guarantee reliable income for many years.” “The strategic decision to migrate our IT infrastructure from a traditional data center to the cloud ensures that we can respond fast and agile to new or changing business requirements. In this context, we attach great importance to the security of our IT system and to cost optimization”, explains Timo Poppe, CEO von EEW.
Scalability and flexibility of IT services will increase with DATAGROUP as a partner at EEW’s side, whilst the CO2 footprint will decrease due to the shift of workload to energy-efficient hyperscalers and the use of state-of-the-art workstation hardware.

About EEW:
EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW) is one of the leading companies in Europe in the field of thermal recovery of waste and sewage sludge. EEW Energy from Waste is already making an important contribution towards protecting the climate and resources and is a key player in the circular economy Our corporate group currently operates 17 sites that can process around 5 million tonnes of waste per year. The more than 1,400 employees at our plants ensure that the energy stored in waste is utilised, the volume of waste is reduced, the hazards caused by waste are eliminated safely and without negative impact, and that scrap metals and compound materials are recycled. Moreover, we efficiently utilise the energy contained in waste to generate process steam for industrial plants, district heating for residential areas and environmentally sustainable electricity. n line with our vision for the future, we have set a goal to be climate neutral by 2030 and climate positive by 2045. A key measure in addition to carbon reduction will be carbon capture at our facilities. The captured carbon will be partly stored underground or utilised as a valuable feedstock for chemical products in a carbon-neutral economy of the future.

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