Stefanini responds to increasing demand from large enterprises seeking globalization of IT services
Stefanini TechTeam ( http://www.techteam.com ), a global provider of onshore and nearshore IT consulting, integration and development, and outsourcing services, today announced the expansion of its presence in China, adding new service delivery capabilities that address the needs of a growing base of global clients.
The latest step in its continued global expansion, this move is aimed at tapping into the demand for Stefanini TechTeam’s services in China, where the company is already supporting some of the world’s largest global manufacturers.
Over the next three years, Stefanini is expected to invest $3 million in China as part of this expansion, with plans to grow and train a team of 1,000 employees in the region, working out of offices in Shanghai and the northern Chinese city of Jilin.
The additional staff resources – together with the support of existing service delivery partners in China – will enable Stefanini TechTeam to offer more personalized service to clients in the region, a key strategic focus as the company continues to grow globally. Key services include IT Helpdesk outsourcing, deskside technician services, and custom software development and support. With this expansion, Stefanini TechTeam will be able to provide the same level of local support available to clients in other regions worldwide.
Stefanini also announced the hiring of Lin Gan as Director of Business Development for its operation in China. Ms. Gan brings over 10 years of leadership expertise with technology companies in China. Her most recent experience was with Sino Microelectronics where she held leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, and Logistics Management. Ms. Gan holds an engineering degree from Tian Jin University.
“Stefanini TechTeam’s response to demand for support in China reflects a growing trend among enterprises looking to globalize IT services,” said Antonio Moreira, CEO, Stefanini TechTeam North America & APAC. “The continued expansion of our presence in China and the hiring of Lin Gan is also evidence of Stefanini TechTeam’s commitment to maintain the personalized service clients have come to expect as we extend both our global reach and portfolio of IT service offerings.”
“China is a particularly important market for Stefanini TechTeam, given the growth forecast for IT in the region, the abundance of skilled labor and the support of the Chinese government,” said Moreira. “These factors – together with our existing work in China and our success in growing our presence in other regions – present a tremendous opportunity for Stefanini TechTeam.”
Continuing Global Expansion
The China expansion is the latest step in Stefanini’s globalization plans. In recent years, the company expanded its reach with acquisitions and the expansion of operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Philippines. The largest Latin America technology services company, Brazil-based Stefanini IT Solutions opened its first subsidiary in Argentina in 1996, followed by expansion into other Latin America countries, US, Europe and India. In 2010, Stefanini stepped up the internationalization process with the acquisition of two companies in the United States – TechTeam Global and CXI – and another in Colombia – Informatica & Tecnologia. With these moves, Stefanini grew to a workforce of more than 14,000 employees in 73 offices across 28 countries worldwide. Stefanini TechTeam expects international operations to represent nearly 80 percent of the company’s business by 2022.
Today, Stefanini TechTeam brings decades of IT expertise to clients around the globe. The company employs over 14,000 employees in 28 countries across the America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, and has a client base of over 450 active clients with a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector, and utilities. Stefanini TechTeam offers clients the benefit of financial stability, sustained year-over-year growth, and zero net debt. Global headquarters are located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in Detroit.