Cologne, Bangalore: Indian technology consultancy Wipro Ltd. plans to triple its employee strength in Germany over the next three years, by hiring over 1,000 professionals.
Wipro has been supporting customers in the German market for over ten years, and currently has some 500 staff working with around 30 customers.
The firm says it expects to see significant traction in the retail, automotive, telecom, healthcare, banking and energy and utilities sectors in Germany, and it is looking to address the requirements of medium-sized enterprises in the region, in addition to its existing focus on large global enterprises.
Rajat Mathur, Wipro's Chief Sales and Operations Officer — Growth Markets, said, "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."
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," Mathur 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 data center capability in Meerbusch that offers a broad range of IT infrastructure management services to Wipro's European and global customers. Currently, the data center 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 fully-fledged near-shore services center for clients in Germany.
Wipro has joined up with the University of Munich for a technical talent development program in which Wipro will provide internships to graduate students from the science/technical stream, at its facilities in India.