Infosys to set up Rs 100 crore development centre in Indore
Nov 14 2011
“We are in talks with MP government to acquire around 60-100 acre land for the centre,” S Gopalakrishnan (Kris), executive co-chairman, Infosys told Financial Chronicle, at the sidelines of India Economic Forum. “We are planning to set up a development centre in Indore. In the first phase, we will be investing around Rs 100 crore, which will be capable of sitting 5,000 people,” Gopalakrishnan said.
He further said that if required, they would increase the head-count to 10,000 at similar investment in the second phase. According to him, setting up a development centre usually takes around 12-18 months.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “We have invited Infosys to set up development centre in the state and we will be meeting the company officials to finalise the land parcel soon.”
The company has maintained its growth forecast for the quarter of around 17-19 per cent. On the economic slowdown, Gopalakrishnan said, “The slowdown is because of what is happening outside India. So there will be some impact. But if things improve, the growth rate can go above 9 per cent and possibly double digit.”
The company is now focusing on growing the international markets as well as acquiring clients in new sectors. “We are looking three development areas in France, Germany and Japan. Secondly, we look for where we want to go faster, media, public utility and healthcare. The third is services, where we want to grow faster, maybe consulting. So actually we have a multi-prong strategy for growth,” said Kris.