MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, today announced that it will expand its presence in the United States with a new delivery center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The facility will provide end-to-end technology, consulting and systems integration services, and also will house a training center.
Infosys is investing in the Midwest region of the United States to support its clients in the area, including Harley-Davidson. The initiation of a five-year engagement with the world's leading American motorcycle manufacturer was the catalyst for locating the new delivery center in Milwaukee. Harley-Davidson's contract with Infosys provides a range of technology services including applications management, infrastructure support and hosting services. As part of this long-term partnership, Infosys also will establish a training center to facilitate knowledge reuse and to conduct education related to information technology operations and business processes.
"It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and the Midwest is a key region with a number of our important clients," said Ashok Vemuri, head of the Americas and member of the board at Infosys. "We welcome Harley-Davidson as our lead client at the new Wisconsin center, and look forward to servicing additional customers from this location, providing innovative technology and consulting solutions as we help build tomorrow's enterprises."
The Milwaukee facility joins the existing 17 locations in the United States that Infosys has opened as part of its ongoing commitment to local job creation. Infosys hired 1,200 people in the United States in 2011, and has already added more than 1,000 employees in the country this year. Total U.S. recruitment is expected to be close to 2,000 by the end of 2012. The new Wisconsin delivery center initially will house 125 seats, including the positions expected to migrate from Harley-Davidson.
"We are excited about working with Harley-Davidson as the anchor client of our new center," said Sanjay Jalona, senior vice president, manufacturing at Infosys. "With our deep knowledge of the automotive sector combined with unparalleled execution excellence, we have designed a solution to address current and future business requirements of Harley-Davidson."
"The engagement with Infosys is part of Harley-Davidson's overall realignment of its internal information services and technology capability," said David Cotteleer, Harley-Davidson vice president and chief information officer. "Given the rapidly changing IT landscape, a strategic partner can more effectively provide technology related services in many areas, including data network engineering and data center operations. After a thorough review, we are pleased to have selected Infosys for its leadership in technology innovation and the quality of its services and support. We also appreciate their commitment to job creation in Milwaukee."
The new Wisconsin delivery center will be operational later this year. Infosys also plans to expand this site in the near future, establishing centers of excellence for specific domain and technology areas.
Many of the world's most successful organizations rely on the 151,000 people of Infosys to deliver measurable business value. Infosys provides business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services to help clients in over 30 countries build tomorrow's enterprise.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended June 30, 2011 September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011.These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.
For further information please contact:
The Americas Danielle D'Angelo Infosys Ltd., United States Phone: +1-510-859-5783 Danielle_Dangelo@infosys.com
Asia Pacific Sarah Vanita Gideon Infosys Ltd., India Phone: +91-80-4156-4998 Sarah_Gideon@infosys.com
Australia Cristin Balog Infosys Ltd., Australia Phone: +61-3-9860-2277 Cristin_Balog@infosys.com
EMEA Paul de Lara Infosys Ltd., United Kingdom Phone: +44-2075162748 Paul_delara@infosys.com
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