Milwaukee: Indian IT consultancy Infosys has extended its presence in the USA — on the back of Harley-Davidson.
It has set up a new delivery center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The facility will provide end-to-end technology, consulting and systems integration services, and also will house a training center.
Infosys is investing in the Midwest region of the United States to support its clients in the area, including Harley-Davidson.
The firm's five-year engagement with the USA's leading motorcycle manufacturer was the catalyst for locating the new delivery center in Milwaukee. Harley-Davidson's contract with Infosys provides a range of technology services including applications management, infrastructure support and hosting services.
As part of this long-term partnership, Infosys also will establish a training center to facilitate knowledge reuse and to conduct education related to information technology operations and business processes.
"It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and the Midwest is a key region with a number of our important clients," said Ashok Vemuri, head of the Americas and member of the board at Infosys.
"We welcome Harley-Davidson as our lead client at the new Wisconsin center, and look forward to servicing additional customers from this location, providing innovative technology and consulting solutions as we help build tomorrow's enterprises."
Infosys's recent growth in the USA has been dramatic; with Milwaukee the firm now has 18 facilities in the United States. Infosys hired 1,200 people in the United States in 2011, and has already added more than 1,000 employees in the country this year. Total U.S. recruitment is expected to be close to 2,000 by the end of 2012. The new Wisconsin delivery center initially will house 125 seats, including the positions expected to migrate from Harley-Davidson.
"We are excited about working with Harley-Davidson as the anchor client of our new center," said Sanjay Jalona, senior vice president, manufacturing at Infosys.
"With our deep knowledge of the automotive sector combined with unparalleled execution excellence, we have designed a solution to address current and future business requirements of Harley-Davidson."
"The engagement with Infosys is part of Harley-Davidson's overall realignment of its internal information services and technology capability," said David Cotteleer, Harley-Davidson vice president and chief information officer.
"Given the rapidly changing IT landscape, a strategic partner can more effectively provide technology related services in many areas, including data network engineering and data center operations. After a thorough review, we are pleased to have selected Infosys for its leadership in technology innovation and the quality of its services and support. We also appreciate their commitment to job creation in Milwaukee."