Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced the inauguration of its new global delivery center in Curitiba, Brazil. The center was inaugurated by the mayor of Curitiba, Mr. Beto Richa, and the Consul General of India in Brazil Mr. Jeitendra K. Tripathi.
Wipro has been operating in Brazil for four years now and the expansion in Curitiba is a part of Wipro’s strategy to diversify its footprint globally. The Curitiba Center will serve as the regional headquarters for other Wipro offices located in the region, i.e, São Paulo (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). The center will serve global and domestic clients.
Curitiba will extend Wipro’s expansive IT and BPO portfolio and will serve nearly 20 clients. The center which started with 60 people currently employs around 350 people. Wipro plans on increasing this headcount based on further business demand.
After a rigorous assessment, Curitiba was chosen as a location for Wipro’s Latin America operation due to the available talent pool and the excellent infrastructure support that the city offers. The center, which has received positive feedback from existing clients and new customers, will stay committed to delivering world class solutions and creating new job opportunities in the local community.
“Wipro Technologies is bringing to Curitiba the ultimate technology and method in terms of IT Services and system’s management”, said the Mayor of Curitiba, Beto Richa. According to him, the city offers the best in life quality and infrastructure. “Wipro Technologies is an innovation company and a great employer brand, and its investments in Curitiba will bring even more knowledge to our city and state”, he commented.
Speaking at the inauguration, Fernando Estrázulas, director of Wipro Technologies for Latin America, said “We are delighted to inaugurate the Curitiba center which is one of Wipro’s global strategic centers. Brazil is an important market both in terms of domestic as well as international business and this center will ensure that our local and global customers continue to benefit from Wipro’s quality processes, innovative solutions and a global delivery model.