To expand its presence in Latin American markets
Patni Computer Systems, an IT and BPO services provider, said that it will open a new IT business centre in Queretaro, Mexico, to expand its presence in Latin American markets.
The company said that it is moving from its temporary facility into a permanent location in a high-rise building at ITESM Technological Park of Tech de Monterrey.
The company, which currently employs 40 in Queretaro, said that it plans to increase employment in the local facility to 200 by the end of 2010, with new hires coming from the local area. The new centre occupies 11,000 square feet on two floors in ITESM Technological Park, more than eight times the capacity of its temporary location.
Patni said that Queretaro, which is its 22nd development centre, offers preferential access to customers in North and South America and within Mexico, and customers will be able to leverage a near-shore engagement model and global delivery system simultaneously.
Naresh Lakhanpal, president of Patni Americas, said: “For the last year, Patni has been systematically increasing its focus on regional operations to enhance responsiveness to customer business requirements.
“The opening of the Queretaro facility represents an important step in our corporate strategy, showcasing our ability to invest locally by building regional delivery centres that leverage the talent base of local communities.”