Noida based information technology (IT) company HCL Technologies has set up its first global development centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The centre, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, will house next gen IT infrastructures, multi-layered data and physical security protocols, as well as computational systems to support HCL’s global customer base, according to a statement.
HCL said its facility in Colombo, which currently employs some 100 people, has a seating capacity of more than 650 employees.
As part of a long term plan, the company will hire about 3,000 people in the next 3-5 years, with about half of them working at its Sri Lanka office in the next 18 months.
HCL currently operates out of 49 countries globally with over 150,000 employees.
The company has been in an expansion mode globally. In February, the company announced that it had signed an agreement with the Sri Lanakan government to set up a global delivery centre in Colombo.
Late last year, it opened a global delivery centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. In the same month, it opened two new delivery centres in Lithuania to cater its digital transformation capabilities for clients in the Baltic, Nordic and Benelux regions of the world.