METRO is a leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. METRO SYSTEMS GmbH is METRO’s IT company, providing METRO companies with individual and forward-looking IT solutions. Its approximately 1,600 staff members based both in Germany and abroad offer a range of services, such as consulting on business processes, developing and introducing business solutions, providing support for these solutions, operating data centres and networks and purchasing IT equipment. From merchandise management, data warehouse and customer information systems to e-commerce, logistics and intranet solutions – METRO SYSTEMS coordinates and develops the individual IT requirements of the new METRO – for every market, for every department, for every country.