Deutsche Telekom group company, T-Systems International, in partnership with Indian tech services firm, Tech Mahindra, has opened a new delivery centre in the Mihan special economic zone (SEZ) in Nagpur, a city in the state of Maharashtra in India.
T-Systems already runs delivery centres in Pune and Bengaluru that cater to the needs of T-Systems International's global customers.
The company is looking to add more than 6,000 people to its India operations over the next 24 months and will be hiring professionals with digital and cloud skills, the company said in a statement.
T-Systems hopes to gain from Tech Mahindra’s access in the Indian market, particularly the talent pool from Tier-II cities (like Nagpur) as well as a pricing advantage.
The new centre in Nagpur will house teams working on “digital solutions and cloud services” for its global customers.
Under the partnership, Tech Mahindra will initially hire 500 people under a build, operate and transport (BoT) model in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud engineering, according to a report in the Times of India.
The team will be working from the Nagpur centre for T-Systems’ clients,
T-Systems International’s CEO, Adel Al-Saleh, said the opening of the Nagpur centre in collaboration with Tech Mahindra will help the company “scale” in India.
With software solutions and global delivery centres, the aim is to “build” an integrated portfolio of scalable Digital and Cloud services, he said.
T-Systems ICT India’s managing director, Anant Padmanabhan, said after successfully ramping up in its Pune and Bengaluru centres, the company aims to tap into the talent pool in other locations to further scale operations.
“We chose Nagpur as our next location to expand, in partnership with Tech Mahindra. .. This will help us exponentially scale our digital and cloud capabilities in India,” he added.
Tech Mahindra’s MD & CEO, CP Gurnani said that the new centre in Nagpur strengthens the partnership between the two companies and would enable T-Systems to expand their presence in India and enhance global customer experience and solution delivery.
Around 85 percent of T-Systems’ annual revenues of 4 billion euros (S$5.7 billion) in 2021 was generated through its cloud services and digital solutions.