Wipro expands presence in Germany, to hire over 1,000

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Bangalore: Wipro today announced the expansion of its operations in Germany. Wipro 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. Today, the company serves more than 30 customers in Germany, supported by over 500 employees. Wipro’s customers in Germany include a global automotive company, an European utilities major and one of the largest telecom companies in the country, among others.

Wipro expects to see significant traction in the retail, automotive, telecom, healthcare, banking and energy and utilities sectors in Germany, in the years to come. To drive stronger incremental growth in the future, Wipro is looking to address the requirements of medium-sized enterprises in the region, in addition to its existing focus on large global enterprises.

Commenting on the company’s growth plans, Rajat Mathur, Chief Sales & Operations Officer – Growth Markets, Wipro 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. Wipro has a 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”.

In Germany, Wipro has IT development centres in Munich, Meerbusch, Nuremberg and sales offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Meerbusch. Wipro has an on-shore data-centre capability in Meerbusch that offers a broad range of IT infrastructure management services to Wipro’s European and global customers. Currently, the data-centre 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 full-fledged near-shore services centre for clients in Germany

Wipro has partnered with the University of Munich for a technical talent development programme wherein Wipro will provide internships to graduate students from the science / technical stream, at its facilities in India.

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