Success for IT Development Centre in Istanbul

Our teams at the IT Development Centre in Istanbul have many reasons to be happy these days. They just moved into a brand-new office, joining the rest of their BU Med colleagues, and since the start of the centre last November, they have welcomed over 25 new team members. With Senior Director Jan Devrim at the helm, the centre now employs over 30 colleagues working with IT solutions for mobile apps, cross-docking and warehousing for Volvo and Arendal. The team works on electronic data interchange (EDI) that automates the way we communicate and exchange business documents, such as invoices and purchase orders, and they provide integration services too. Very soon a Phoenix team and a warehouse team is expected to join the office, increasing the number of colleagues to 40.

Gert Møller, VP & CIO, says: ”In its short lifetime, the Development Center has already created great value to DFDS. The cooperation regarding cross-docking and warehousing is highly appreciated by business representatives at both Arendal and Volvo also Logistics in DFDS is very pleased with having dedicated EDI developers in Istanbul. Likewise, Sophie-Kim Chapman, VP & Group Digital Officer, is very complimentary about the mobile app team.

The products are delivered on time, and they are also both sustainable and developed in the correct way. The IT Development Centre is a great example of our ability to constantly develop the most effective IT and digital solutions that support our future growth and success in line with Pillar B of our strategy WIN23. It gives us the opportunity to establish development teams for projects and tasks we previously outsourced, and it provides important support to our IT development teams in Copenhagen and Immingham. Jan Devrim has been fantastic at managing his teams, and he has contributed heavily to the current success of the IT Development Centre” says Gert

Senior Director of the IT Development Centre in Istanbul Jan Devrim says: “Our great cooperation with the other IT teams at different locations ensures that we always end up with a solution that has been tested and reviewed thoroughly. I hope this rapid success will continue and pave the way for more solutions. We have to keep the momentum going, which is why we are sending teams to attend relevant training and events around Europe to be up to date on cutting-edge technology for implementation in the end product. “

September 20, 2019