Press release: BT to supply unified communications for Methanex Corporation

DC15-192 (20 May 2015)

BT wins competitive bid to support end-to-end networking and unified communications for world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol

BT announced today it has been selected by Methanex, the world's largest producer and supplier of methanol, to modernize and consolidate its networking and communications infrastructure. As part of this contract, BT will support the company’s operations across 11 countries and 20 locations, consolidating its unified communications services from four vendors to one single supplier.

As a global enterprise with more than $3 billion in revenue, Methanex has manufacturing, marketing and supply chain capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, the Caribbean and throughout the Asia Pacific region. In today’s digital landscape, the company needed to simplify its systems to enable better collaboration and higher levels of productivity for its workforce of more than 1,100 employees. Their contract with BT leverages the BT Connect portfolio of networking solutions, including IP Connect Global and Internet services. With BT, Methanex will be able to create a global network that is easier to manage and offers scalability to meet the changing needs of the business.

“As a leader in our industry, we are continually looking for ways to become more efficient to better serve our customers. The ability to communicate and collaborate across the globe is vital to our success,” said Ward Chapin, Vice President of IT at Methanex. “With BT, we are able to consolidate to a single supplier at a global scale to support our business. We believe we have found the right partner to connect and empower our employees, partners and customers, while also reducing costs.[i]

Bas Burger, president of BT AmericasToday’s connected world offers unlimited possibilities for global organizations to creatively bring together technology, people, infrastructure, systems and services, driving real business outcomes. How you design and manage your network has become vital to success. BT brings together the right combination of technology and infrastructure to support Methanex’s global reach, scale and management needs. We look forward to working with Methanex to shape its vision for the future and make the best possible connections across its organization.”
- Bas Burger, president of BT Americas

[1]The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between BT and any other company.

About Methanex

Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the world's largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets. Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol "MX" and on the NASDAQ Global Market in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH". More details on Methanex can be found at

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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Alan Ball, Head of Global PR and Suzanne Masterton, Head of UK PR