e-Future (EFUT) says it was selected by IBM to provide a customer management eCard solution for B&Q China.
B&Q reportedly chose IBM as its total solution provider of front business processes optimization in China and integration with SAP's end solutions. B&Q's parent company, Kingfisher (KGFHY), is Europe's leading home improvement retail group and the third largest in the world, with leading market positions in the UK, France, Poland, Italy and China. Kingfisher operates over 700 stores in 11 countries in Europe and Asia. The family holds main retail brands including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot and Screwfix Direct.
Since 1999, B&Q has developed and operated in excess of 50 stores in approximately 20 cities in China, as the business grown into twice the size of the nearest competitor, and became one of the largest Western retailers in China.
IBM reportedly chose to utilize e-Future's experience, technologies, and professional capabilities in connection with the development of B&Q's customer management solution. e-Future will work closely with IBM, as well as multiple vendors worldwide, to offer its excellent business solutions to companies looking for operation improvements, such as B&Q China.