16th January 2017
Opens new Centre of Excellence in Dublin to focus on digital technologies; centre to employ around 150 engineers over next 3 years
As a commitment to position the company as a strong player in Ireland by leveraging the local talent pool, Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, today opened a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Dublin. The Centre, to be operational in the first quarter of calendar year 2017 will be central to Tech Mahindra’s operations in the country and would focus on emerging technologies such as Robotics and Automation, Business Analytics, Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Services. The new centre would employ around 150 engineers over the next three years.
Tech Mahindra, one of the top five Indian IT services companies, has been serving Irish Customers since its inception, across segments such as Telecom, Energy & Utilities, BFSI and Pharmaceutical. Today, over 700 full time employees work for its Irish customers of which over 320 are located in Ireland alone specialising in domains such as IT, networks, consulting and customer care.
“This investment is a testimony of our long-term business commitment in the country and our mission to promote and support local talent leveraging Ireland’s rich skills in science and technology,” said C P Gurnani, CEO & MD of Tech Mahindra at the official launch of the Centre.
“The opening of the Centre of Excellence at Dublin will not only enable us to better serve customers in Ireland and beyond, it also builds on the strong partnerships we have already established in the region by working with local organizations, academic institutions and the government.”
As a part of a new investment in Ireland, the Dublin CoE will bolster Tech Mahindra’s regional footprint in the country and help the company deliver technology services to clients in Ireland as well as Europe.
Welcoming the investment by Tech Mahindra, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the Government of Ireland, said: “I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the company's new Centre of Excellence in Citywest. We already have a strong footprint of ICT companies in the Greater Dublin area and we are very keen to expand that by attracting a wider range of specialist IT companies. Tech Mahindra's decision to locate its European Centre of Excellence in Ireland, to develop new technologies here and to create 150 high quality jobs, is very good news indeed.”
“We have the IT skills available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland, and their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer," the minister added.
Said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland: “IDA strongly welcomes this investment by Tech Mahindra as it demonstrates the company’s continued confidence in its Irish operations. The Centre of Excellence will become a key development location within Tech Mahindra’s global network. The investment follows a growing trend from Indian IT Services companies to invest in higher value-adding activities in Ireland. IDA will continue in its efforts to win more business from Indian firms in the coming months.” IDA Ireland is an agency which is responsible for promoting foreign direct investment into Ireland.
Tech Mahindra already has a good presence in Ireland. In 2015, the company opened a 300-seater delivery centre in Waterford which currently employs around 220 people that primarily serve two major Irish telecom providers. The new CoE in Dublin will work closely with Tech Mahindra’s existing as well as new clients, partners, Irish Academic institutions and the start-up community to foster technology innovation.
One of Tech Mahindra’s biggest clients, eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, will be serviced by the new Centre of Excellence. Richard Moat, CEO of eir said, “The Centre of Excellence underlines the growing relationship we have with Tech Mahindra. Our goal is to seamlessly provide new and innovative products and services to our customers and Tech Mahindra assists us in the very competitive Irish telecommunications market.”
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology services and solutions, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.1 billion company with 112,800+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 825 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is also amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia as per the Forbes 2016 List.
We are part of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.
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