Franke Taps AT&T For Global Network Services

AT&T network helps Franke maintain reputation for excellence in kitchen design

Jan 27, 2015, 01:01 ET from AT&T Inc.

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franke Group is achieving competitive advantage through its collaboration with AT&T*. Now, the two companies have refreshed their 11-year relationship. The new four-year agreement for virtual private network (VPN) services connects 8,900 employees in 72 subsidiaries on four continents. Teams around the world can collaborate on large projects using the latest web technologies to enhance productivity, thanks to the speed of AT&T's global network.

Franke is a world-leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, residential bath, semi-/public washrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. 

"We've worked with AT&T since 2003 and their network has become an essential element of our success. It allows us to collaborate efficiently at any time and have global access to our applications and information.  Thanks to the power of the AT&T network, we can implement new technologies for communication quickly and reliably.  This greatly facilitates our internal cooperation on global cross-team projects.  We communicate more efficiently together, allowing us to meet the high expectations of our customers better and faster," said Franke's Remo Arni, Team Leader Global Network Services.

"For over a decade now, we have provided a global network that helps Franke's employees to produce high-quality products and to provide first-class services," said Joachim Kathmann, AT&T's Vice President, Germany and Central Europe.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About Franke

Franke is a world-leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, residential bath, semi-/public washrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The Group is globally active with around 8,900 employees working in 37 countries, generating revenues of CHF 2.1 billion.

Additional information about Franke is available at http://www.franke.com.

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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere. Global coverage claim based on offering voice and data roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offering the most wireless smartphones and tablets that work in the most countries.

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