Vietnam-based information technology (IT) service provider FPT has signed a global framework contract to become Carlsberg’s technology partner.

Under the contract, FPT will provide IT and digital transformation (DT) services to Carlsberg, which has been cooperating with FPT since January 2018.

FPT has previously played a significant role in many projects related to manufacturing execution systems (MES) and artificial intelligence (AI).

FPT’s chairman Truong Gia Binh said: “At FPT, we always strive to enhance and enrich our technology capability so as to offer more value-added service to our clients.

“We have set the target of growing our revenue from digital services by 70% each year.”

“In the period between 2018 and 2020, we have set the target of growing our revenue from digital services by 70% each year, turning into the world-class DT service provider.

“By becoming the global IT service provider of Carlsberg, we do embark the ambition and responsibility to help our client in their business modernisation and digitalisation, leading to high business efficiency as well as extraordinary customer experience, thus reaffirming Carlsberg’s position as the top leading beer and beverage producer.”

The two companies have also agreed to explore additional areas in DT, including a smart brewery, Cloud migration to Azure, an open active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) platform, data strategy and analytics.

Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ‘t Hart said: “We are excited about entering into this partnership with FPT. Their support to help us digitise our breweries gets us closer to realizing our sustainability goals as well as improving productivity.”