Melbourne, Australia - March 30, 2010:
Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) announced the inauguration of its new Melbourne development centre with a ceremony presided by Victorian Premier, John Brumby and Rajat Mathur Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Operations Officer, Wipro Australia. The centre, located in South Melbourne, will provide consulting, software development, testing and business process services to domestic and global companies in Australia, including Origin Energy.
Wipro started operations in Australia in 2002 and today has a strong customer base across the region with operations in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Melbourne was chosen as a location due to its conducive business environment, ready talent pool and the city’s excellent infrastructure. The centre currently employs close to 130 people mostly Australian nationals and the IT major plans on increasing this headcount as and when the business demands. The new centre will broaden Wipro’s service capabilities along with its existing presence in Paramatta and Adelaide.
“I congratulate Wipro for its decision to open one of its world-class development centres here in Melbourne. Today’s announcement re-affirms why Victoria is a great place to do business with a growing economy, highly skilled workforce and supportive government,” said Mr Brumby.
“We are transforming our Retail business and Wipro is a key partner on that journey, providing back office services and expertise in SAP system implementation,” Origin Executive General Manager, Frank Calabria, said. “The Melbourne Development Centre is the key location for Wipro delivering those services to Origin and we are pleased to support the official opening today.”
Mr Rajat Mathur, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Operations Officer, Wipro commented, “Wipro is extremely pleased to be increasing its investment in Australia by establishing this new centre in Melbourne. Australia is an important market for us and we enjoy a good deal of business success here as Australian companies demonstrate a continued appetite for our global service delivery model. Wipro looks forward to continued investment in the state of Victoria and elsewhere in Australia.”
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centres. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
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