European Metro Group’s electronic retail chain Media-Saturn has signed new agreement with consultants Capgemini for its IT outsourcing needs.

The technology company, represented by its subsidiary Capgemini Outsourcing Services, will host the data centers and deliver the central IT infrastructure services for Media-Saturn operations in 16 countries spread across Europe and Asia and including over 900 outlets.

Capgemini will take over full responsibility for all central IT infrastructure services at the corporate headquarters of Media-Saturn in Ingolstadt, Germany, and its own marketing agency redblue Marketing in Munich, Germany, from Q2 2013.

The technology company will provide infrastructure services including data centers, management of operating systems and storage & backup services.

Capgemini will leverage its Rightshore delivery network comprising resources from Germany, Poland, and India and thereby ensure the client receives the appropriate services for further developing its business.

Capgemini’s Infrastructure Services unit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland CEO Oliver Schwarz said "We can offer our client a tailored combination of infrastructure services, which will enable them to benefit from the transformation of their IT."

Media-Saturn is a German corporate group comprising of the multichannel brands Media Markt, Saturn and the online retailer

There are currently more than 900 Media Markt and Saturn stores in 16 countries employing approximately 70,000 employees.