India’s global technology company HCL Technologies (HCL) has announced the opening of a new delivery centre in Hamilton.

Welcoming the Indian IT giant’s foray into the New Zealand market High Commissioner of India Muktesh Pardeshi said, “This is a welcome development. HCL is a well-known Indian IT brand, and their bigger presence in New Zealand will open new opportunities for partnerships in the field of Information Technology.

“This will also create new opportunities in the Hamilton region for its growth. I would like to extend my best wishes to HCL Technologies for all its future endeavours and look forward to newer avenues of their continuous engagement in New Zealand,” Mr Pardeshi said.

A small inaugural event was held on Wednesday, August 21 at HCL Technologies’ Hamilton delivery centre and was attended by key stakeholders including the Mayor of Hamilton Andrew King, High Commissioner of India to New Zealand, Muktesh Pardeshi, Hon Consul of India, Bhav Dhillon

The move is expected to create more jobs and accelerate the overall growth in the Waikato region.

Speaking on occasion, Hamilton Mayor, Andrew King said, “Hamilton Kirikiriroa is excited to welcome a global company like HCL. Hamilton continues to push and deliver growth and development for the city and region.”

“HCL’s new delivery centre here will open up immense opportunities for not only our city but for entire New Zealand. Along with bringing global technologies and customers to our local talent here, HCL has also joined hands with us for various regional developmental initiatives in Hamilton,” Mr King said.

Interestingly, and contrary to popular perceptions, this is not a maiden venture by the Indian IT-major in the New Zealand market.

HCL Technologies has been in NZ for 20 years

HCL Technologies has been operating in New Zealand since 1999, delivering IT integrated services to the country’s leading companies, including agribusiness, financial services firms and the public sector.

In fact, this is the company’s third office in the country after Auckland and Wellington, whereby further reinforcing the company’s commitment to delivering innovation for both enterprises and public-sector organisations in the region.

The company has been operating in both Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years serving primarily 70 large corporations across both the countries as clients with government, banking, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and many more sectors represented.

The Hamilton delivery centre is close to its two major New Zealand clients Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation.