Logica expands its operations in India

By : |September 17, 2008 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Logica has strengthened its operations in India with the inauguration of its new facility in Chennai, the second centre in India. The facility inaugurated by Andy Green, Global Chief Executive, Logica, and Logica’s Executive Committee, is spread across 120,000 sq ft with the  capacity for 1,500 employees. The company has earmarked an investment of around £8 million to accelerate blended delivery and grow its offshore and nearshore centres. It plans to have 8,000 employees in these centres by the end of 2009.

The new Chennai centre will support the company’s future offshore growth providing services in the areas of Business Process Outsourcing, Remote Infrastructure Management, and Application Services.

Speaking at the press briefing held at the new facility Andy Green remarked “India is a key strategic market for Logica and the new facility in Chennai will further accelerate the deployment of our successful blended global delivery model. As the centre grows we will build specific competency areas based on client requirements. The investment climate, facilities and talent available in Chennai are excellent.”

                                 

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Abhay Gupte, CEO, Logica India, commented, “Logica has built an excellent capability in India.  Our plan to double the headcount in our offshore and nearshore facilities by the year 2009 reiterates our commitment and dedication to strengthening our operations in India.  We aim to partner with the city to ensure we are a good corporate citizen here in Chennai.”

Commenting on the benefit to clients, he added, “The Logica approach to blended services enables its customers to benefit from a unique mix of expertise, availability and cost competitiveness.  Customers expect their IT service suppliers to innovate, add value and provide competitively priced workforce across several centres. The addition of the Chennai centre has enhanced our capabilities to provide blended delivery services to our clients globally.”

Currently the Logica facility in Bangalore houses about 3000 employees and provides the full spectrum of system integration and outsourcing services, including System Design, Applications and Product Development, Applications Management, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Outsourcing. India also plays a pivotal role in leading a comprehensive program to design and implement a group-wide innovation strategy.

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