Singapore, Tuesday 15th February 2011 – HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider today unveiled its Global Enterprise Mobility laboratory in Singapore.
The laboratory, which will spearhead HCL’s global research and development efforts towards enterprise mobile solutions, was inaugurated by HCL’s Vice-Chairman and CEO, Mr Vineet Nayar in the presence of His Excellency Dr T.C.A. Raghavan, High Commissioner of India to Singapore and Mr. Jayson Goh, Director of Infocomms & Media, of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB).
The MERLIN (Mobility Experiences Ready to Lead Business Innovation) Lab, will leverage HCL’s globally acknowledged product engineering DNA. It will also cross-reference HCL’s experience in micro-verticals like Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Media & Entertainment, Banking etc to ensure superior consumer experience oriented IPs, applications and solutions.
“Enterprise Mobility as a technology is transforming the world in many unique ways and we at HCL have the capabilities and expertise to be a market and thought leader in this space. The anchoring of this campaign in the form of our Mobility Lab in Singapore reflects the strategic importance of the Singapore market in HCL’s growth strategy and reiterates our focus on the rapidly growing APAC region. We are very excited to be here and are committed to a long term investment in this country”, said Mr. Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman & CEO, HCL Technologies.
The 35,000-square-feet Jurong facility is designed to exploit the advantages of being in Singapore – Asia’s business hub to build and nurture a robust mobile ecosystem. HCL, which already has over 1,000 engineers based out of the facility, will work closely with the government of Singapore to ensure the lab is a milestone in the Infocomm authority’s vision of building a vibrant infocomm ecosystem in Singapore.
“To excel in the mobile application world requires leadership in product engineering, laser focus on consumer experience and an entrepreneurial ecosystem of clients, partners and developers that sustains the innovation momentum. Our Mobility Lab in Singapore will be the nerve center for further augmenting HCL’s capabilities in all these areas”, said Mr. Virender Aggarwal, President and Head of Rest of World region for HCL.
“Singapore’s infrastructure, high quality of talent, and excellent support from the government made this the ideal choice of the Mobility Lab. The Lab will have a very strong local staffing as we embark on immediate recruitment of at least 25 developers from Singapore based polytechnics and universities on full time or part time basis”, he added.
“HCL’s decision to establish its global enterprise mobility lab here is a vote of confidence for Singapore as a leading location for innovation and talent. It affirms Singapore’s unique proposition for companies to capitalise on emerging opportunities in Asia and beyond, create new value and grow their businesses,” said Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Managing Director, EDB.
Om HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies er en af de største globale IT konsulentvirksomheder og har især fokus på værdiskabelse og innovation på de områder, som påvirker vore kunders kernevirksomhed mest.
HCL blev børsnoteret i 1999 og har siden satset internationalt på ‘transformational outsourcing’, innovation og målbar værdiskabelse for vore kunder. HCL tilbyder en integreret portefølje af tjenester indenfor applikationsudvikling, "Remote Infrastructure Management", Engineering og R&D tjenester, ERP løsninger og Business Process Outsourcing. HCL anvender sine globale leverancecentre og sin lokale tilstedeværelse i 26 lande til at tilbyde integrerede løsninger til udvalgte industrier, for eksempel bank/finans, produktionsvirksomheder, servicevirksomheder, handelsvirksomheder, den offentlige sektor, energi/olje&gas og pharma. HCL er kendt for den mest moderne ledelse i verden: ”Employees First”, som giver vore 72 000 ansatte mulighed for at skabe reel værdi for vore kunder. HCL omsætter for mere end 5 milliarder USD på verdensplan, og er repræsenteret i alle de nordiske lande, med kontorer i Stockholm, Gøteborg, Helsinki, København og Oslo. HCL servicerer en række signifikante kunder i Norden, og leverer i øjeblikket ca. 2000 årsværk til det nordiske markedet, herunder fra lokale leverancecentre i Sverige og Finland.