HCL opens global delivery centre in Canada

HCL opens global delivery centre in Canada
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26 Dec, 2019

Noida-based IT firm, HCL Technologies has opened a GDC (global delivery centre) in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. The new centre will focus on application development, support, testing and servicing global clients.

HCL expects the number of employees to grow to 300 over the next three years. The staff will include both local talent and relocated skilled workers, according to a statement. 

The technology company has partnered with Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) in the planning and development of the centre. ONB focuses on driving economic growth and job creation in the region. New Brunswick has a total population of a little over 750,000. 

The new GDC makes the technology company eligible for an investment of up to $6.26 million from ONB. The assistance will be in the form of a payroll rebate, forgivable loan, and non-repayable contributions, according to the statement.

“The launch of this global delivery centre champions our next decade of growth in Canada and the region,” Jagadeshwar Gattu, Corporate Vice President - Infrastructure Delivery, Americas at HCL said.

HCL has been in Canada for over a decade. The company opened its first office in Toronto in 2009 when it partnered with one of Canada's largest railway companies.

“This is a win-win for New Brunswick. Population growth and economic development depend on each other. We need new jobs and new people to prosper and grow. HCL is bringing skilled newcomers and creating jobs for our New Brunswick-based graduates, both of which will help to strengthen our workforce and energize the private sector,” Mary Wilson, minister of economic development and small business and minister responsible for opportunities New Brunswick said.

HCL recently opened two new delivery centres in Lithuania to cater its digital transformation capabilities for clients in the Baltic, Nordic and Benelux regions.

The technology company has also partnered with Portuguese firm Critical Manufacturing to provide industry 4.0 services, consulting and support to manufacturing customers. The company was in news recently for winning a bid to become the primary digital transformation partner for automotive major Volvo Cars.