Nearshore Americas

HCL Technologies Discloses Plans for LATAM Expansion

Indian outsourcing services provider HCL Technologies is talking of bolstering its operation in Latin America, using the Brazilian delivery centers to offer services to clients in North America.

Over the past two years, HCL’s Brazilian operation grew by 35 percent and the workforce increased by 50 percent, according to the firm.

In a statement sent to India’s Bombay Stock Exchange, HCL Technologies has disclosed its plan to expand operations in the Latin American region. The Indian outsourcer made its foray into Latin America four years ago by opening a delivery center in Brazil.

HCL currently has two delivery centers in Sao Paulo and Sao Leopoldo, which are servicing the company’s clients in in Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Chile.

“We are encouraged by the favorable economic conditions and the continued demand for IT solutions in the region,” stated Shami Khorana, President, HCL Americas.

HCL says it ‘can accommodate’ up to 450 professionals at its delivery centers in Brazil, and offer services in infrastructure management and enterprise applications maintenance.

The Indian IT service provider, according to analysts, is focusing more on infrastructure management services than that of its traditional software development service. HCL earned over 30% of revenue from infrastructure related services in the March 2013 quarter.

“For HCL, Latin America is a strategic place to conduct, transact and grow business; it is not merely a services delivery location,” said Khorana, adding that some of its LATAM delivery centers were serving clients far away in Asia as well as Europe.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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