Global consulting and IT services provider Mahindra Satyam has announced its plans to use China as a base to serve its global clients and to increase its employee (associate) strength in China to 1,500 by 2015.
Mahindra Satyam had set up operations in China in 2002 and has taken this decision to focus more on the engineering/manufacturing and telecom sectors.
The company already has Global Delivery Centres in Shanghai and Nanjing in collaboration with Tech Mahindra, a provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry with a majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in partnership with British Telecommunications.
"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," said Rohit Gandhi, senior vice president - Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa.
Partnerships with Chinese companies
Mahindra Satyam intends to form strategic alliances and partnerships with Chinese companies to grow within China and to give a boost to its near-shoring support of Japanese clients.
Noting the scope of growth in China's telecom sector, Mahindra Satyam says the country has not experienced the transformation which unifies fixed-line, mobile and data services into a seamless offering.
The company has previously helped global and regional telecom companies such as British Telecom achieve this transformation in front-end customer interface and back-end integration and billing.
These achievements have given Mahindra Satyam the confidence that they can create the same success level in China.
"There exists a 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," said Amitava Ghosh, vice president and head, North Asia. Mahindra Satyam. "Mahindra Satyam wants to be part of that transformation, focusing on very specific verticals such as manufacturing, engineering and telecom."
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