Infosys Technologies (www.infosys.com),
the leading IT consulting and software services provider,
today announced its plans to expand operations in Chennai.
company, which has a 13-acre campus in Sholinganallur,
has now added 129 acres of land in Mahindra City, for
its second campus. Infosys plans to invest approximately
Rs 250 crore in the facility, which has the potential
to grow to a 5,000-people campus.
Technologies CEO, president and managing director Nandan
Nilekani said: "Mahindra City offers truly world-class
infrastructure to match our status as a global player.
We are committed to providing the best facilities for
our people and I am sure our campus at the Mahindra City
will prove to be an ideal environment for our employees."
on the occasion, Mahindra & Mahindra vice-chairman
and managing director Anand Mahindra said: "India
is poised to achieve exponential growth rates, and become
one of the most dynamic economies in the world. I believe
that Mahindra City, with its outstanding facilities and
services, exemplifies this new India that is world-class.
It is, therefore, a matter of great pride for the Mahindra
group that Infosys, a global leader and a pioneer, has
decided to establish a new complex within Mahindra City."
Chennai operations started in 1995 and the company has
so far invested Rs 100 crore in the campus. Exports from
the Chennai centre, which currently employs 2,400 people,
stood at Rs 548 crore for the financial year ended 31
Gopalakrishnan, chief operating officer, Infosys Technologies,
said: "Infosys' Chennai operations have grown rapidly
since the time of its inception. It is one of the first
centres to have implemented the practices of the CMMI
model to provide measurable business benefits to clients.
The new centre and our expansion plans are testimony to
the dedication and high-quality work produced by our Chennai
team. We are also grateful to the Tamil Nadu government
for being extremely cooperative and progressive in its
IT initiatives, which has been an important factor in
the growth of Infosys operations here."
& Mahindra executive director and president (infrastructure
development sector) Arun Nanda said: "I am delighted
Infosys has chosen Mahindra City as its destination to
house its new facility. When we decided to set up the
industrial park the objective was to create a world-class
integrated facility, a business city where the most demanding
customers ask for the best and get it."