HCL opens software delivery centre in Dublin

By : |September 19, 2011 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation Richard Bruton TD on Tuesday announced that Indian IT firm HCL Technologies will establish a software delivery centre in Dublin.

The company, which is an IDA Ireland client, will create 80 jobs for IT graduates over three years.
With this center, HCL will service a growing number of HCL clients and prospects in the financial services, insurance and healthcare/pharmaceutical industries. The plan for the development center was also influenced by the growing economy and rapidly increasing demand for IT services in this region, said a press release.

This together with the availability of high local IT skillsets and strong graduate programs has made Ireland one of the top countries for HCL to invest in. HCL Technologies also has established global delivery centres in the UK, Poland, Finland, US, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Northern Ireland.

Minister Bruton said, "HCL is one of India’s leading IT companies and a significant player in the global industry, and I met them as part of my recent trade mission to India to discuss the possibility of them locating in Ireland. Today’s announcement that they are creating 80 graduate IT jobs here is extremely welcome, and I am determined to build tirelessly on this to ensure that similar announcements can be made across the economy in the coming years.”
Rajeev Sawhney, president for HCL Europe, said that HCL is one of the first Indian companies to establish operations in the UK and they have over 4,500 employees across Europe.

He said: “The new facility, with its specialist skills in software development including multilingual talent and proximity to our European customers, will add significant value to our global delivery model from which we can provide on- and off-shore support to meet their specific requirements.”
Welcoming the announcement CEO, IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary said, “HCL has been a major target for IDA since the establishment of our office in India. This project is a strategic win for Ireland. HCL is one of the biggest brand names in the Indian IT sector and IDA is confident that this will be a catalyst for further projects from Indian multinational companies to establish operations in Ireland.”

Sawhney added, “I would like to acknowledge and thank the assistance of the IDA teams in Mumbai and Dublin who were instrumental in helping us to make the decision to select Ireland as one of the key locations for our European expansion. We look forward to counting Dublin as a pivotal hub of our European presence and expanding our ‘Employees First, Customers Second’ philosophy and message to our local employees.”

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