India-based HCL Technologies opened a new global delivery centre in Hamilton yesterday to service enterprises and public-sector organisations in the region and beyond.
The facility is HCL's first delivery centre in New Zealand and complements the company’s network of global centres, HCL said.
The centre will also enable HCL, which has delivered IT integration services in New Zealand since 1999, to support skills development within the Hamilton region through collaborations with local governing and trade bodies.
As of 12 months ended June 30, 2019, HCL reported consolidated revenue of US$ 8.9 billion. Local New Zealand revenue was reported at around $40 million for the year ended 31 March, 2019.
Known customers include the Livestock Improvement Corporation and the Department of Corrections.
“Hamilton Kirikiriroa is excited to welcome a leading global company like HCL," said Andrew King, mayor of Hamilton.
"Hamilton continues to push and deliver growth and development for the city and region. HCL’s new delivery centre here will open up immense opportunities for not only our city but for entire New Zealand."
HCL is a well-known Indian IT brand and its bigger presence in New Zealand will open new opportunities for information technology partnerships, said Muktesh K Pardeshi, high commissioner of India to New Zealand.
"This will also create new opportunities in the Hamilton region for its growth. I would like to extend my best wishes to HCL Technologies for all its future endeavours and look forward to newer avenues of their continuous engagement in New Zealand,”
The centre will help the company to enhance its service offering to global clients through innovative technology solutions, said Michael Horton, executive vice president and country manager for HCL Technologies A/NZ.
“New Zealand’s world-class universities, rich culture of innovation, and integrated business support make it an ideal choice for investment for global enterprises," he said.
"The continuous engagement with government and local community will help us in our strategic focus and commitment. This will also enable us to build stronger, valuable relationships within the region.”
HCL Technologies said it had a regional workforce of more than 1600 spread across several locations, including Auckland, Wellington, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and now Hamilton.
HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and business services (ITBS), engineering and R&D services (ERS) and products and platforms (P&P).
ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through the adoption of next generational digital transformation solutions.