Infotech Lead China: Global IT consulting firm Mahindra Satyam will treble its employee strength in China to 1,500 by 2015 as part of strategic focus on the Engineering/Manufacturing and Telecom sectors.
The company will use China as a base to serve its global clients.
Mahindra Satyam will reap from the transformation the Chinese telecom sector is undergoing. The telecom market is driven by new trend that unifies fixed-line, mobile and data services into a seamless offering.
Mahindra Satyam/Tech Mahindra have helped global and regional telecom giants such as British Telecom achieve this transformation in front-end customer interface and back-end integration and billing, and are keen to help Chinese telecom companies in this aspect.
Mahindra Satyam was one of the first Indian IT majors to set up operations in China. The company started operations in China in 2002. Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra together have Global Delivery Centres in Shanghai and Nanjing.
“China will be a critical pillar of our regional and global strategy. The region will increase its revenue contribution from 24 percent currently in view of the size of Chinese economy and specific opportunities which we have identified,” Rohit Gandhi, senior vice president – Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa, Mahindra Satyam announced at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.
Mahindra Satyam finds great opportunity to combine the software capabilities of India and manufacturing excellence of China to herald a new chapter in the economic transformation of Asia. “Mahindra Satyam wants to be part of that transformation, focusing on very specific verticals such as manufacturing, engineering and telecom,” said Mr. Amitava Ghosh, vice president and head, North Asia. Mahindra Satyam.
Mahindra Satyam will also explore strategic alliances and partnerships with Chinese companies to leapfrog its growth within China and to increase its near-shoring support of Japanese clients.
Based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra Group employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries. The company’s turnover is valued at USD 15.4 billion.
Recently Mahindra Satyam, in association with Microsoft, launched the Motor Vehicle Enterprise Solution (MOVES) for modernizing Department of Motor Vehicles’ business operations.
The software platform MOVES enables financially constrained state and local governments to deliver a better DMV customer experience and reduce the risk of implementation.