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iGATE to beef up Japan presence

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Bangalore , Nov. 8

IGATE Global Solutions said on Tuesday that it was aggressively targeting the Japanese market with its integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) model and would be hiring over 100 IT professionals in that country over the next 12 months.

iGATE has registered some new wins in Japan, which include a global conglomerate, a leading automotive OEM manufacturer and a major insurance firm, the company said in a press release.

iGATE employs over 100 people in Japan and has over 10 Japanese customers spanning insurance, securities and manufacturing sectors.

Commenting on its differentiator for the Japanese market, Mr Srinjay Sengupta, Chief Sales Officer, iGATE Global, said "language communication" and "comfort factor" were the important ingredients to be successful in Japan. "We have built and refined a local organisation where all documentation and communication with customer is in Japanese. While iGATE has an Indian parentage, in Japan it is `more like a Japanese software company with a global delivery model'," he said.

Mr Phaneesh Murthy, CEO, iGATE, said: "With our iTOPS model, we have ensured that a customer doesn't have to worry about outsourcing bits and pieces. We believe that with our global delivery model, strong localised operations and local business domain, we are well positioned to further strengthen our presence in Japan."

iGATE has a global employee strength of over 4,000 people. The company plans to commence work shortly on Phase III of its campus at Whitefield (Bangalore) at an investment of Rs 25 crore.

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