6. March 2021 · Press Releases

CANCOM secures attractive framework agreement with EU institution eu-LISA


Copyright: eu-LISA, 2018, author: Sten-Ander Ojakallas

  • The IT service provider records very positive order development in the public sector segment
  • The EU project is the next milestone in CANCOM's ambitious growth plans in the public sector
  • The maximum total value is around 440 million euros with a maximum term of six years

Already in the first weeks of the year, the CANCOM Group was able to win a major project in the Public Solutions business unit, further accelerating its international growth in the public sector. The client is the EU institution eu-LISA with a major project worth a total of around 440 million euros and a maximum term of six years.

As part of the international ecos consortium, the CANCOM Group has won an attractive framework contract with the EU institution eu-LISA. eu-LISA is the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. It is responsible for the management of large-scale IT systems and thus significantly supports the implementation of EU strategies for justice and home affairs. In this function, it is responsible for making Europe more secure through the use of technology. For example, eu-LISA ensures the freedom to travel within Europe without compromising security.

"We are looking forward to this major international project, which is one of the largest data center projects in the EU. It will help accelerate our growth plans in the public sector, not only financially, but also in terms of the added value we can offer our customers", says Rudolf Hotter, CEO of CANCOM.

eu-LISA has very challenging strategic objectives in the coming years, not only to continue to grow as a contributor to and implementing partner for the EU in the relevant policies in the freedom, security and justice domain, but also to extend its role as an ICT centre of excellence and service provider. Aligned with this strategy, ecos, formed by everis, CANCOM, OTE and Sopra Steria will support eu-LISA designing and providing an infrastructure platform that will provide services that can be deployed across the board of any of the current and future core business systems.

The framework contract has a term with a maximum of six years. CANCOM was commissioned on the basis of its expertise in infrastructure services and will provide server, storage & networking components and hardware equipment. In addition, CANCOM's technical architects will work closely with the ecos team to design, test and deploy all stack infrastructure solutions, including software up to virtualization. CANCOM's international orientation enables the provision of services necessary for the project at various locations of eu-LISA and the cooperating institution in France, Poland and Austria. The maximum total value is around 440 million euros for the consortium as a whole, with CANCOM's share amounting to 110 to 120 million euros. The necessary resources are currently being set up so that the implementation is expected to start before the end of the first quarter of 2021.

"At present, we are still in talks with a number of other public-sector customers, on the one hand at EU level and on the other with the federal and state governments. We are looking forward to the next few months with great optimism and anticipation in the public sector business area", Hotter continued.


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).