Empowering Employees 2: Automotive Supplier

Mobilizing a global workforce at automotive supplier enhances overall performance and reduces TCO


This UK-based global company designs and builds electronics solutions for vehicles across the world, employing 161,000 people at design centers, manufacturing sites and customer support centers in 32 countries.

Globalization has resulted in a scattered workforce and increased competition so the company wanted to speed up its product development processes in order to give it an added edge. So its Connected Worker program was launched, aiming to give employees the digital tools they needed to collaborate effectively while at the same time compressing the company’s decision making processes.


Five thousand ‘highly mobile professionals’, whose jobs demand that they work in multiple facilities or at customer and partner locations, were given Microsoft Surface Pro 2* tablets, powered by the Intel Core i5 processor.

Built on Intel® processors and architecture, the tablets can run full versions of the Windows 8.1 Enterprise operating system, and business-critical applications like Microsoft Office 365* and Microsoft Lync Server 2010*. They also integrate seamlessly with the Microsoft Server Product Portfolio* while still satisfying the company’s demanding criteria around battery life and startup times. Intel® vPro™ Technology embedded in the devices also provided enterprise-grade central device management capabilities.


With their new devices and cloud services, employees are now more productive, can work flexibly anytime, anyplace, and make better decisions by having quick access to the right people and information. And the security, along with remote manageability features, further help improve efficiencies and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of such a large fleet of devices.

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    Darren Baker
    Global SMART WorkSpace Lead
    +1 425 691 2709
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