Vijayawada: HCL Technologies, India’s third largest IT company will set up a new global IT Development center at Gannavaram located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
The company has performed the bhumi puja on the site for its new facility, which is spread over 29.86 acres. The Government of Andhra Pradesh had signed a MoU with HCL Technologies in 2017.
Nara Lokesh, Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, IT & Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, laid the foundation stone in the presence of Roshni Nadar Malhotra, ED & CEO – HCL Corporation, Director – HCL Technologies, Trustee – Shiv Nadar Foundation, Founder & Trustee, The Habitats Trust and Shikhar Malhotra, VC – HCL Healthcare amongst several other key leaders.
“I thank the Government of Andhra Pradesh for their support in setting up this facility in Vijayawada. We are upbeat that HCL’s growing presence in the state will create more employment opportunities for the youth,” said Roshni Nadar Malhotra.
“I congratulate and thank HCL Technologies for keeping the commitment to invest in Andhra, and service global clients. Through this effort I believe that HCL will also be able to leverage the quality talent available in the state. The Government of Andhra Pradesh will provide all the required support to HCL for them to quickly set up their campus and grow it into one of their largest delivery centres across the globe,” said Nara Lokesh.
HCL plans to service its global customers especially in the Hi-tech industry. Through its “come back home” campaign, HCL plans to attract talent who belong to Vijayawada and provide them with exciting careers in the areas of application and product development including new technologies on demand. The company will be investing in creating a training center for fresher engineer graduates from local colleges.
In accordance with the MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government, HCL will develop two facilities with an investment of over Rs 700 crores – campus in Vijayawada and Amravati in phases over the next few years. A skill development center with a 1,000-seat capacity will also be developed as part of the MoU. This is an initiative to bridge the employability divide between the metros and urban cities, it will also provide an eclectic range of employment opportunities to the youth in the region that will ultimately enhance the quality of life.