Dorel Industries Migrates to AT&T’S Global MPLS Network
MONTREAL, CANADA, January 30, 2013 — Dorel Industries Inc., (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), a Canadian-based world-class juvenile products and bicycle company, has selected AT&T* to connect more than 40 offices and integrate its worldwide operations and multiple divisions.
Under the agreement, AT&T is responsible for connecting a number of Dorel’s sites in North America, Europe and Asia through AT&T MPLS-enabled Virtual Private Network (VPN) to enhance employee collaboration and productivity, providing access to shared resources across the organization.
With the reliability of AT&T’s global network, Dorel will pursue its focus on diversity, innovation and on creating quality products and brands worldwide.
- Following a recent Dorel acquisition and the creation of a new division, AT&T’s network is also helping Dorel converge its three operating segments worldwide – Juvenile, Recreational/Leisure and Home Furnishings– offering a secure and reliable environment for voice and data applications.
- With the migration to VPN service, Dorel will replace multiple legacy platforms in order to achieve greater flexibility to add locations and applications as its global business continues to grow.
- The agreement builds on an existing relationship between Dorel and AT&T, which has been providing Dorel with VPN and managed Internet services, as well as voice and video conferencing services.
“Our switch to AT&T’s VPN is the cornerstone of a long-lasting and successful partnership,” said Ian Farthing, vice president of Corporate Services, Dorel Industries. “This move allows us to take advantage of its superior networking capabilities to generate significant cost savings for the company and allow for our offices all over the world to work seamlessly together.”
“AT&T and Dorel Industries have enjoyed a strong alliance for many years,” said David Aspinall, Canada Sales Center vice president, AT&T. “We are excited that Dorel will now benefit from a more agile, converged network that will connect its worldwide offices, provide added flexibility and ultimately result in an improved customer experience.”
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About Dorel Industries Inc.
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Now in its 50th year, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company’s lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and Bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. Dorel’s powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Cosco, Maxi-Cosi and Bébé Confort in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, IronHorse and SUGOI in Recreational/Leisure. Dorel’s Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of both domestically produced and imported furniture products, principally within North America. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.4 billion and employs 5,000 people in facilities located in twenty-two countries worldwide.
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