HCL Tech opens centre in Brazil, to hire 300 engineers by 2012
New Delhi: HCL Technologies on Friday said it
has opened a global IT development centre in Sao Leopoldo,
Brazil, to cater to clients across Latin America, North
America and Europe.
The centre, which compliments HCL`s operations in Sao
Paulo, is expected to hire over 300 engineers by 2012, HCL
Technologies said in a statement.
The centre will offer a range of services, including
enterprise application services, custom applications
development and maintenance, and remote infrastructure
management to clients primarily in Latin America, North
America and Europe, the statement said.
Brazil accounts for more than 40 per cent of the overall
IT spending in Latin America. According to global market
research and analytics company IDC, spending in IT services
activities in Latin America will be more than USD 20 billion
in 2009 and will grow to more than USD 25 billion in 2012.
"Brazil offers the perfect balance of cost savings and
talent base that allows HCL to serve clients not only in this
fast-growing region, but also in the US and Europe," HCL
America President Shami Khorana said.
HCL`s operation in Brazil is the first in a series of
locations the company will establish in Latin America, he
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