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Rhodia ChiRex, a leading company in the field of pharmaceutical active ingredient outsourcing, offering a combination of proprietary chiral and non-chiral process chemistry technologies, contract process research, development services, and commercial-scale contract manufacturing, has selected outsourcing specialist Digica to manage their NT servers and desktop environments.

Under the 3-year contract, worth $295,000, Digica will provide 24/7 management for Rhodia ChiRex’s 3 NT servers in Boston, Massachusetts and Malvern, Pennsylvania in the USA. Digica will also provide remote desktop management support for 100 desktops.

Under a separate contract, Digica already provides 24-hour operations and technical support for Rhodia ChiRex’ 2 AS/400 machines which are used as the platform for their SAP R/3 system. Digica is also providing full support for Rhodia ChiRex’ desktop environment in the UK and, in conjunction with BT, connectivity through a fully-managed frame relay network linking Rhodia ChiRex’ plants in the UK and USA.

“Our core business is not IT”, said Chris Rucker, Director of Global IT at Rhodia ChiRex, “but we rely on our information systems to enable us to provide our customers with a world-class service from R&D through to manufacturing, all within an environment compliant with FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) regulations. We decided to outsource our IT requirements to Digica to ensure the best possible service at an economical price.”

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Notes for editors:

Rhodia ChiRex, recently acquired by the French-owned Rhodia Group, has manufactured fine chemicals for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries for over 30 years. With facilities in the USA and UK, Rhodia ChiRex offers world-class cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) manufacturing and operates to the demanding safety and environmental standards expected in their industry.

Digica is a leading specialist in midrange and desktop outsourcing, providing a range of services tailored to meet its customers’ demands. These services include Midrange Server Operations and Desktop Management. Digica also offers ASP Hosting services to software vendors who want to provide their own applications and services to their own customers on a price per user or other subscription basis.

Digica employs more than 250 people at locations in the UK, USA and Belgium. Digica’s customers include Bradford & Bingley Building Society, Capespan, Carat, Cray Valley, Crazy George’s, Dairy Crest, Dow Jones & Company, DTS Logistics, Express Dairies, Fisher Foods, Freshbake Foods, Hodgson Chemicals, International Supply Chain (ISC), The Jacobs Bakery, Johnson & Johnson, Logtek, the New York Times, Northern Foods, Phillips-Van Heusen, Sanden International, SKF, Tibbett & Britten, Tinsley Wire, Tradeteam Exel Logistics and Yorkshire Electricity.

For further information contact:

Niki Torrance, Marketing Manager, Digica
Tel: 0115 977 1177
Direct dial: 0115 977 7043
Mobile: 07967 455583

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