Ludwigsburg, Germany - Management and IT consultancy MHP today signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The aim of the agreement is to support companies with more efficient and sustainable cloud solutions in the areas of mobility and manufacturing. MHP also plans to develop its own software products on AWS' cloud that will enable users to reduce time to market, lower their cost of ownership and reduce implementation complexity. MHP also offers additional services ranging from SAP migrations to the cloud, artificial intelligence, end-to-end cloud transformation projects and industrial software solutions to digital products such as supply chain management tools and digital twins.
Michael Appel, Partner Industrial Cloud Solutions at MHP: "AWS is one of the most important players in the cloud business worldwide. We are grateful and excited to now work even more closely with AWS, not only because of the company's global reach, but also because of its pace of innovation. This gives us the opportunity to create value together across all business units to realize the best solutions for our customers."
Successful partnership for three years
MHP and AWS have already been working together successfully since 2019, supporting companies in the automotive industry with their cloud transformation, including Volkswagen. The expansion of the collaboration comes at a time when many companies of all sizes are planning to migrate their workloads to the cloud. MHP and AWS are combining their expertise and knowledge to further accelerate cloud transformation for their joint customers worldwide. The goal is to particularly support companies facing disruptive changes, such as electrification, vehicle and ride sharing initiatives, smart factories, autonomous vehicles, and autonomous industrial operations. Suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are therefore expected to accelerate their innovations, reduce costs and optimize machine productivity with the help of MHP and AWS.
Klaus Bürg, General Manager DACH at Amazon Web Services, says: "Since 2019, MHP has been helping companies in the mobility and manufacturing industries successfully transition their IT systems from traditional on-premises data centers to the AWS cloud. By expanding this collaboration, customers can benefit from MHP's extensive expertise from the definition to the concrete implementation of a cloud journey."
AWS specialists from MHP at every MHP location
The new offering will allow customers to directly benefit from management and IT-specific consulting and deployment services by simply contacting MHP's AWS specialists at any MHP location around the world for support. Through this collaboration, MHP will address four strategic areas:
1. migration and managed services with a focus on SAP and custom applications.
2. industrial software development
3. innovation in the mobility and manufacturing industries with a focus on IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning
4. cloud transformation projects for large customers in the automotive and manufacturing industries.
In addition, MHP has set up an AWS community for employees*, which currently consists of 350 people. More than 300 employees* are certified for recognized AWS skills. Over the next five years, MHP plans to train and certify an additional 450 consultants and 555 technical experts to further drive business growth.
Christoph Groll, Project Manager DPP Roll-out at Porsche AG: "Through MHP's partnership with AWS, we receive very competent services from MHP and we have a very dedicated team to advance our DPP use cases like Call Rocker. We look forward to the next steps of the MHP and AWS partnership."