Global packaging solutions provider Weener Plastics has signed a managed SD-WAN agreement with Orange Business Services to support its expansion across the globe.

Flexible SD-WAN is a fully automated, intelligent network designed to offer on-demand virtualised services. It is centrally developed for end-to-end performance and control.

As part of the five-year deal, Weener Plastics will introduce Flexible SD-WAN across 24 of its sites in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Introduction of the service is expected to increase agility and flexibility, as well as improve internal communication at the sites.

Weener Plastics Global IT director Eric den Hertog said: “Because of our rapid global expansion, we were looking for a worldwide IT partner that could also offer local support and solutions for all of our sites throughout the world.

“The Flexible SD-WAN solution provides us with a reliable and agile network to support us during our next phase of business.

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“Thanks to Orange Business Services, we can focus on the things we’re good at – developing and producing innovative plastic packaging solutions.”

“The Flexible SD-WAN solution provides us with a reliable and agile network to support us during our next phase of business.”

In order to support its future growth, Weener Plastics intends to gain access to cloud-based applications, including Office 365 and ERP software.

The company said it also requires a managed solution to enable its staff to focus on their core manufacturing business.

Orange Business Services Europe senior vice-president Fabrice de Windt said: “A migration to SD-WAN requires careful consideration and expertise in making sure the solution is adequately designed with steady-state operations in mind.

“Through our deep knowledge and expertise with SD-WAN solutions, we are the perfect partner for Weener Plastics’ international ambitions.”