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Wipro to triple presence in Germany in three years

Wipro Ltd, one of India’s top four IT, Consulting and Outsourcing company said it would triple its employee strength in Germany over the next three years by hiring over 1,000 professionals.

In all, Wipro has about 140,500 employees, most of whom are in India.

“Wipro has been supporting customers in the German market for over ten years. Today, the company serves more than 30 customers in Germany, supported by over 500 employees. Wipro’s customers in Germany include a global automotive company, an European utilities major and one of the largest telecom companies in the country, among others,” the company said.

Wipro expects to see significant traction in the retail, automotive, telecom, healthcare, banking and energy and utilities sectors in Germany, in the years to come. To drive stronger incremental growth in the future, Wipro is looking to address the requirements of medium-sized enterprises in the region, in addition to its existing focus on large global enterprises.

“We believe that Germany is one of our focus geographies that will play a significant role in driving our future growth and are delighted to substantially increase our investment in the region.,” Rajat Mathur, Chief Sales and Operations Officer – Growth Markets, Wipro said.

He said Wipro has a three-pronged strategy for Germany.

“We are making investments in building strong domain knowledge in key growth verticals and are hiring local talent with strong delivery and program management capabilities. We continue to strengthen our new business hunting approach in order to build a strong and structured pipe-line of business opportunities for the next 3 – 5 years,” he added.

In Germany, Wipro has IT development centers in Munich, Meerbusch, Nuremberg and sales offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Meerbusch. Wipro has an on-shore datacenter capability in Meerbusch that offers a broad range of IT infrastructure management services to Wipro’s European and global customers. Currently, the datacenter can support up to 15,000 mainframes MIPS and approximately 4,500 servers for our customers. In addition, it offers cloud centric and remote based infrastructure management services. In the short to medium-term, Wipro plans to expand this facility into a full-fledged near-shore services center for clients in Germany

Wipro has partnered with the University of Munich for a technical talent development program wherein Wipro will provide internships to graduate students from the science/technical stream, at its facilities in India.

Industry estimates put Germany’s IT market size in 2012 at approximately USD 80 billion. Large enterprises in the country are looking to increase their IT investments to address capacity constraints of information and communications technology, and revamp legacy systems and IT infrastructure. In addition, there is strong outsourcing demand from mid-size companies. This demand is driven not only by cost-efficiency requirements, but also by the need for high-quality services for enterprise applications that have a direct business impact.

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