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Volvo Car Corporation signs agreement with PC-WARE

(PresseBox) (Leipzig, ) With the divestment from Ford, Volvo Car Corporation signs an agreement with PC-WARE for the central management and purchasing of software licenses. The agreement covers the worldwide software provision and management for the entire Volvo Car Corporation.

Earlier this year, in March 2010, Volvo Car Corporation had been sold by Ford Motor Company, which necessitated a separate licensing contract for the Swedish-based automobile manufacturer. Through the agreement with PC-WARE, Volvo Cars will be able to centralize the complete management of software by a large number of suppliers. The PC-WARE License Center will serve as a "hub" for the management of software licenses, monitoring of licensing agreements and advice on licensing matters. PC-WARE will also act in an advisory capacity for Volvo Cars in negotiations with software vendors.

"We are very happy to service the Volvo Car Corporation with our software licensing consulting on a global scale. I understand this unique agreement with Volvo, a company known for their exceptionally high standards of quality, as a mark of trust in the capabilities of our knowledgeable team. We look forward to establishing a strong partnership", said Dr. Klaus Elsbacher, CEO PC-WARE.



Janine Stoye
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: +49 341 25 68 160
Fax: +49 341 25 68 999


PC-WARE is one of the leading manufacturer-independent ICT Solution Providers in Europe. In its first core business of software (software licensing, consulting on licensing agreements and software & IT asset management) PC-WARE is one of the market leaders in Europe. The company is one of only 5 Microsoft LARs (Large Account Reseller) in the entire EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In addition, the company offers a broad range of consulting, solutions and services in the software environment reaching from the analysis, design and implementation to 24x7 MultiVendor Helpdesk and trainings. The focus topics of the company are virtualization, IT security, systems management, communication and collaboration (with unified communications, Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint solutions) and software asset management. As leading manufacturer-independent provider in the fields of infrastructure, consulting and managed services for data centers the COMPAREX companies form the second core business of the PC-WARE Group. The COMPAREX business focuses on the analysis, consulting, design and implementation as well as MultiVendor Support for complex infrastructures.

PC-WARE has subsidiaries in 26 countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia (CN, KZ) and currently about 1,700 employees who serve business customers from industry, public administration and medium-sized businesses as well as major, globally active customers. Together with cooperation partners, PC-WARE is developing new markets in North and South America, Asia and Australia. In the FY 2009/2010 PC-WARE achieved revenue of about EUR 833 million. The company, founded in 1990, is listed in the General Standard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. IPO was on May 5, 2000. (WKN: 691 090, ISIN DE0006910904 / DE000A0XYL20 / DE000A1EMBK0, Reuters Instrument Code: PCWG.DE).