Infosys Expands Operations in Central Europe
Sets up 400-seats nearshore delivery center in Brno, Czech Republic
The President of Czech Republic, His Excellence Vaclav Klaus, inaugurates the new facility
Brno, Czech Republic, April 24, 2007: Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ: INFY) today announced the expansion of its nearshore facility in Brno, Czech Republic. Infosys has set up a 400-seat facility to provide BPO as well as IT services to its clients in Europe. With existing nearshore Development Centers in London, Germany and Mauritius, the new centre will widen service capabilities.
The President of Czech Republic, His Excellency Vaclav Klaus inaugurated the new centre of Infosys BPO, the outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies Ltd and addressed clients and employees.
"The Brno centre is part of our strategy to build nearshore centers in various parts of the globe. This, along with our large offshore centers in India and the centre in China, gives us a expanded global network, allowing proximity to our clients and seamless flow of work on a 24X7 basis," said Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Infosys BPO and Member of the Board, Infosys Technologies. "Brno also offers us access to a highly skilled, multilingual talent pool. We are excited to be here and look forward to building on these capabilities and providing greater value to our clients."
"The Czech Republic is an attractive destination for Indian companies thanks to its strategic position as a gateway to the European markets," said Roman Cermak, CEO of the Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest. "In recent years Indian companies have actively invested not only in the Czech Republic but also in the whole of Europe. Infosys is a leader in its field and we are pleased they have been able to grow rapidly in the Czech Republic."
"We opened our center in Brno two years back and our relocation today to a high-capacity facility is a reflection of our rapid growth," said Amitabh Chaudhry, CEO and MD, Infosys BPO. "We have a demonstrated track record handling multilingual processes for diverse industries in our Brno center. This nearshore center in Europe complements our offshore Development Centers in India, allowing us to provide customers a complete, seamless outsourcing solution."
Infosys BPO, Brno, operational since August 2004, focuses on end-to-end transformational outsourcing solutions to its portfolio of clients. It currently services clients in the Automotive, Manufacturing, Banking & Capital Markets and Insurance sectors in a variety of horizontal and vertical processes. The new Brno facility will house employees from over 20 nationalities, 80% of which are locally hired. It provides foreign language capabilities in over 20 languages, including German, Spanish and French. The facility also provides Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) to clients in Europe.