Wipro set up in the ‘Brainport' of the Netherlands
Wipro Technologies is a global IT, consulting and outsourcing company with headquarters in India. Its 145,000 employees serve over 900 clients in 57 countries across the world.
“In 2012, we signed a multi-year agreement with a large company in Brabant,” explained Timo Fine, Wipro’s Director of Strategic Accounts, Peripherals and Consumer Electronics, Europe. “As a result of this strategic partnership, we set up a new IT Services Centre at the Eindhoven High Tech Campus in Brabant.”
The southeast part of the province of Brabant is widely recognized as a center of innovation across a variety of sectors, including high tech, automotive and semiconductor industries. As a result, it is now known as the ‘Brainport’ of the Netherlands. This innovative culture, along with its strategic location between Rotterdam and major European markets, has helped to foster a thriving multi-national business community, which hosts 1,400 foreign companies employing 90,000 people.
“It was Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus and the potential for business growth that particularly attracted Wipro. There is a highly educated talent pool here, an excellent infrastructure and thriving networks of subcontractors, service providers and R&D expertise. This all makes doing business so much easier,” continued Fine.
Wipro worked closely with Brabant Foreign Investments (BOM) and the NFIA to set up their new service centre. “These relationships were key to our success,” said Timo. “The NFIA and BOM were very pro-active when it came to linking us with local institutions, business leads, potential partners, employees and networking opportunities.”