Technology firm Atos aims at doubling in India

14 February 2014 Authored by Consultancy.uk

IT-services firm Atos has revealed ambitious plans for the Indian market. In the coming years, it aims to ramp up its presence in India to boost offshore delivery capability as well as seek business from the region. The French-based technology player has set the target to add about 10,000 staff to more than double its workforce in India by 2016.

Atos was a relative latecomer in the Indian market, first starting its Indian operations in 2010 in Pune. The 1,000 employees at the time were primarily in place to service the parent company as a delivery centre. Yet over the past few years the firm has grown strongly, to approximately 10,000 employees. Looking at the long-run, the objective is to bring down the share of off-shore delivery work and build the share of independent IT and consulting work.

Technology firm Atos aims at doubling in India

In an interview with an Indian newspaper, Milind Kamat, CEO of Atos in India, states that the country organisation wants to double the current workforce by 2016. “We are making heavy investments in India and outside in recruiting new people, including delivery, sales force, pre-sales and marketing professionals”.

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The move from Atos follows the footsteps of many US and European IT services firms such as Accenture and Capgemini. The latter, for example, has announced plans to grow to 70.000 employees in 2015. Capgemini, a rival of Atos, currently has roughly 50,000 employees across  various centres in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Salem.

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