HYDERABAD: Hitachi Solutions India on Monday said it would expand its India operations and hire about 400 engineers at its Chennai and Hyderabad facilities over the next 18 months.
“We have 300 employees at both facilities and have a capacity to add 400 more,” said Ananth Subramanian, CEO & MD, Hitachi Solutions. He didn’t disclose investments for the proposed exapansion.
IT minister K T Rama Rao inaugrated the company’s second global development centre here on Monday, which has a seating capacity of 200. Speaking to the media after the launch, Subramanian said the company has signed an agreement with Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK) to set up a finishing school for engineering and management college students.
TASK wil do a pilot with the unemployed students and run them through a 3-month programme that would be run by Hitachi, which intends to absorb some of them post training.
“We are excited to partner with TASK, as it will further ensure that new engineers and business people graduating from schools in Hyderabad are industry-ready from both technology and soft-skills perspectives, thereby improving their employability while also bringing in job-ready resources to our global development centres in Telangana,” he said.
The facility will cater to the global development and 24 hour-7 day support needs for Hitachi Solutions’ customers across America, Europe, Canada and Asia Pacific. It will also focus on technologies including Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, and related Microsoft SharePoint and SQL BI solutions.