FRANKFURT, Germany, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilti, a global provider of leading-edge technology to the construction industry, has signed an agreement with AT&T* for an IP-based virtual private network (VPN). The service will help Hilti's retail store employees around the world ring up customer purchases faster than ever before.
The AT&T VPN will connect employees and systems across more than 200 Hilti sites across Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
"We are passionate about creating success for our customers. This network lets employees at our Hilti Centers access detailed product information, demos of products and fact sheets, and gives them the ability to place orders directly into our enterprise resource planning system," said Tobias Rölz, Head of Workplace & Application Services, Hilti.
Founded and headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, Hilti has about 21,000 employees in more than 120 countries. Hilti develops, manufactures and offers products, systems and services delivering innovative solutions to the construction professional with outstanding added value.
Hilti has approximately 200,000 direct customer contacts every day as a result of its direct sales business model.
"Our aim is to provide a fast and highly secure network that helps our customers meet their business objectives. Using our VPN services, all Hilti teams around the world will have the same level of access to the online tools they need to develop leads and drive sales," said Joachim Kathmann, vice president, AT&T 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.
The Hilti Group supplies the worldwide construction industry with technologically leading products, systems and services that provide construction professionals with innovative solutions and superior added value. The Group employs some 21,000 persons in over 120 countries who passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future. Hilti generated annual sales of CHF 4.3 billion in 2013. Hilti's corporate culture is based on integrity, teamwork, commitment and the courage to embrace change. The headquarters of the Hilti Group are located in Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein.
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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
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