Telefónica O2 Germany wins Celesio as a key account

-One of the leading trading companies and service providers within the pharmaceutical market worldwide opts for mobile communications solution from the Telefónica group
-Framework agreement for 4 years covering 14 European countries
-Around 10,000 employees equipped with mobile communications and data cards from O2 / Telefónica
MUNICH/HANOVER. A major contract for Telefónica O2 Germany: Celesio, one of the leading trading companies and service providers within the pharmaceutical market worldwide, will be relying with immediate effect on O2 and Telefónica for its data and voice mobile communications in Europe. The framework agreement covers 14 European countries. The successful conclusion of this agreement underscores the growing significance of multinational corporate clients for the Telefónica group and O2 in Germany.
The framework agreement between O2 and Celesio includes mobile communications and data cards at first in Germany as well as in Belgium, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and the Czech Republic. Telefónica operates its own networks in many of these countries. In the remaining regions, agreements are concluded with partner companies. "With Celesio, we are delighted to have won an international corporation in the pharmaceutical market as a customer for Telefónica", noted Johannes Pruchnow, Director of Business & Wholesale Services at Telefónica O2 Germany, at CeBIT in Hanover. "Thanks to Telefónica's global business customer expertise, we can offer multinational companies tailor-made telecommunications solutions as a one-stop shop." Alfons Wahlers, CIO of Celesio AG, added: "With Telefónica, we have found an outstanding partner for the mobile telecommunications of our employees. We are looking forward to a successful working relationship." Further information about multinational corporate solutions of the Telefónica group is available online at:
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has 49 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. Celesio is one of the leading trading companies and service providers within the pharmaceutical market worldwide. The group is active in 28 countries and employs more than 45,000 people in its three divisions Patient and Consumer Solutions, Pharmacy Solutions and Manufacturer Solutions. Over 2,300 of Celesio's own pharmacies, as part of Patient and Consumer Solutions, serve over 550,000 customers in seven countries every day. In its wholesale activities, which are part of Pharmacy Solutions, around 140 wholesale branches worldwide deliver to over 65,000 pharmacies - day in, day out. In the Manufacturer Solutions division, Celesio offers pharmaceutical manufacturers logistics and distribution solutions and supports them in sales and marketing.