Sportswear and equipment maker Puma AG has awarded German IT company Bedav the contract to install computer-based business systems in Puma Austria's units in Italy, Eastern Europe and South Africa.

The business systems will be developed on the software platform from Danish IT specialist Navision.

Bedav's chairman Christian Hauschild said the company would also provide Puma's Russian subsidiary with textile trade-related software by the end of 2002.