Logica opens facility in Chennai

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Chennai, Sep 18 (UNI) Logica, an IT and business services company, today strengthened its operations in India with the inauguration of its new facility here, the second centre in India.

The facility inaugurated by Andy Green, Global Chief Executive, Logica, and Logica's Executive Committee, is spread across 1.20 lakh sq ft with a capacity to house 1,500 employees.

The company has earmarked an investment of around eight million pounds to accelerate blended delivery and grow its offshore and nearshore centres. It plans to have 8,000 employees in these centres by the end of 2009.

The new Chennai centre will support the company's future offshore growth providing services in the areas of Business Process Outsourcing, Remote Infrastructure Management and Application Services.

Speaking at the press briefing held at the new facility, Mr Andy Green remarked "India is a key strategic market for Logica and the new facility in Chennai will further accelerate the deployment of our successful blended global delivery model.

"As the centre grows, we will build specific competency areas based on client requirements. The investment climate, facilities and talent available in Chennai are excellent." Mr Abhay Gupte, CEO, Logica India, commented, "Logica has built an excellent capability in India. Our plan to double the headcount in our offshore and nearshore facilities by the year 2009 reiterates our commitment and dedication to strengthening our operations in India.

"We aim to partner with the city to ensure we are a good corporate citizen here in Chennai," he said.

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