HCL Technologies Signs Five-Year, Strategic Engagement Agreement With MSD
One of the Largest Strategic Engagements in HCL History Will Help Facilitate MSD's Growth Across Global Markets; HCL to Add Jobs In North Carolina To Support Project
NOIDA, INDIA - MAY 04, 2010 – HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, today announced it has signed a five-year, $500 million strategic engagement with MSD (also known as Merck & Co., Inc. with headquarters in Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA), a global research-driven pharmaceutical company.
HCL will extend its existing relationship with MSD, dating back to 2004, to become an integral business & technology services partner and provide a multitude of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and business and knowledge process outsourcing services .
“For five years, MSD has leveraged HCL’s extensive expertise in life sciences and healthcare to streamline operational efficiencies and consolidate its IT portfolio,” said Richard G. Branton, Vice President of Application Services, MSD. "As we continue to leverage global delivery services to meet our business imperatives, we have chosen HCL as our strategic partner for its depth of technology and pharmaceutical domain experience, coupled with its flexibility to engage and a commitment to deliver.”
"This is a landmark win for HCL, and we are proud that our growing leadership in pharmaceutical and healthcare, coupled with our previous delivery for MSD has positioned HCL as a strategic partner for MSD,” said Shami Khorana, president HCL Americas. “We are committed to creating transformational value for MSD in this engagement and we look forward to playing a key role in the organization’s growth across global markets."
"MSD will leverage HCL's near-shore delivery network in the U.S. comprised of its operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina and its global data center delivery ecosystem, powered by its partner footprints across the globe. As a result of this engagement, HCL will expand its U.S. team in North Carolina, relying on local hires to staff projects, thus creating jobs for the local community. In total, HCL will deliver services out of 20 worldwide locations including USA, Poland, China and Brazil.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employee First' which empowers our 58,129 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,048 crores), as on 31st March 2010 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
HCL is a $5 billion leading global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups, a pioneer of modern computing, and a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team comprises over 62,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 26 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com
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