Indian IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is setting up to expand in Brazil like never before, as construction begins on a large delivery center with seating for more than 4,000 workers in the state of Paraná.
The new office, under construction in the Francisco Sciarra Technology Park on the outskirts of the city of Londrina, will be TCS’s largest delivery center in the Portuguese-speaking world, according to local publication Gazeta Do Povo.
TCS, which first established its operations in Brazil in 2002, will reportedly provide both BPO and IT services from the new facility.
Perched in the north of Parana, Londrina offers good quality of life, yet is far less expensive than large metropolises like Sao Paulo. Reports from the local media suggest TCS is currently operating out of a temporary office in the city.
The company currently employs around 1,400 people across three delivery centers in Brazil, but, given these new expansion plans, it will become one of the largest employers in Brazil’s services sector. The news comes barely six months after TCS agreed to train 190,000 Brazilians in IT skills.
TCS’s Brazilian operations suffered losses in the initial few years, but things started to look up as it began winning contracts to serve some of the country’s top businesses. Today, it counts Oi-Brasil Telecom, Grupo OESP, and several major banks among its customers in Brazil.
With more than US$17.58 billion in annual revenue, TCS is the biggest IT services firm in India.