Indian Minister for HRD, D Purandeswari and Wipro VP Hari Hegde at the inauguration of the Vishakapatnam Delivery Centre on September 22 2012
Wipro comes to Vizag: sets up 2000-seat centre
Visakhapatnam September 23, 2012: Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing leader Wipro Technologies, has moved beyond the beaten track to set up a 2,000 seat delivery centre in the secondary coastal city of Vishakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh.
The centre, which is currently operational with about 100 employees, will rampup to more than 300 over the next three months.
The campus was inaugurated on Saturday by Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education) Daggubati Purandeswari.
Says Hari Hegde, Vice President and Global Head of Operations, Wipro:“We have been present in Andhra Pradesh for the last two decades, and it gives us great pride to expand our footprint to Vishakhapatnam, the second-largest city in the state. The city’s business friendly environment, local infrastructure and talent pool make it an ideal location for our business operations. This centre will support Wipro's continued expansion in Andhra Pradesh and contribute to creating an ecosystem that further enhances local resources and skills.”
Wipro’s operations are currently spread across multiple facilities in Hyderabad and its employee headcount in Andhra Pradesh is over 10,000. The company was also recognized as the second largest IT exporter in Andhra Pradesh for the year 2011 by ITsAP (The IT and ITES Industry Association of Andhra Pradesh); and for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 by the Department of IT and Communications, of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.