Tech Mahindra expands footprint in Turkey, Central Asia

Tech Mahindra expands footprint in Turkey, Central Asia Mumbai: IT firm Tech Mahindra Thursday announced the launch of its new centre in Istanbul, which will serve as a hub for Turkey and Central Asia region.

Tech Mahindra aims to bank on the young and cosmopolitan population of Turkey and provide specialised services to its customers from this centre, it said in a statement.

The company aims to develop the branch as a near-shore centre for projects, given the geographical position of Turkey as a hub between Europe and Middle East.

"Turkey is on a growth trajectory and we at Tech Mahindra are very keen to be part of this journey. We look forward to the support from local government as we grow our footprint in the region," Tech Mahindra Vice President Sales Girish Bhat said.

As a part of its plans for its Turkey centre, Tech Mahindra aims to recruit local resources and train them to support the company's services over the years to come, he added.

Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) President M Ilker Ayci said, "The Turkish government targets the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) sector to be around USD 160 billion in size by 2023 from USD 30 billion in 2011. Thus, companies focusing on R&D and innovation are more than welcome and assisted immensely in Turkey."

PTI