BY STAFF REPORT
Capgemini has opened a new delivery center in South Brazil as the French outsourcing giant gears up to expand its operation in Latin America by boosting the number of customers as well as employees.
The Paris-based services and consulting firm stated that it had spent $2.85 million to engineer its new facility in Blumenau, Santa Catarina.
The new office currently has 400 professionals and serves customers like Algar Group.
Capgemini, which currently has 1100 employees in Brazil, has plans to double its workforce to 3000 by 2015. The French company’s main facility in Brazil is in Campinas, where the company employs around 700 people.
According to a press release, the firm has long term contracts signed with companies like Unilever, Syngenta, Avon and Nokia Siemens.
“Besides Campinas, with the inauguration of the new facility, we can serve our customers across the country, with a very significant value creation. The region of Vale is very rich in human resources, because it has dozens of universities and offers exceptional quality workforce,” Roberto Cerqueira, vice president of Capgemini BPO.
As part of its plans to expand operation in the region, Capgemini BPO has recently become a member of the Association of Service Providers Administrative Support (ABRAPSA), where it has a seat on the Board of Strategy.
“We are working hard to show the value of business process outsourcing in the country,” said Cerqueira.
Capgemini offers back-office services to almost every industry segment and has operations in Chile as well.