Rolta India Limited (Rolta) is an Indian multinational organization in IT-based geospatial solutions, and caters to industries as diverse as infrastructure, telecom, electric, airports, defence, homeland security, urban development, town planning and environmental protection. The Company was incorporated in 27th June of the year 1989 at Mumbai. K.K. Singh promoted it and Rolta obtained the Certificate of Commencement of Business in 5th July of the same year. The Company serves these markets by providing innovative solutions in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS); Engineering & Design Services (EDS); and Enterprise Information & Communications Technology (EICT), which includes Software Development, Advanced Security, Network Management, Oracle Apps, ERP Consulting and Business Intelligence. Rolta, through its joint venture with The Shaw Group Inc. USA - Stone & Webster Rolta Ltd., provides comprehensive Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services to meet turnkey project requirements of power, oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. Rolta has executed projects in over 40 countries and it is an ISO 9001:2000, SEI CMM Level 5 and BS15000 certified company.
Two new entry-level workstations, namely Rolta Station 386/486,were added to the existing range of products in the year 1990 and also the company made its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the same year of 1990. A year after, during 1991, two new systems for business applications in the form of Rolta station 386B/486B was introduced. The Company also launched two new workstations, namely Rolta station 7400 and 6400. A modern and upto date Data conversion centre was established at Andheri, Mumbai. A direct satellite communication link was also established between the Mumbai facility and U.S. subsidiary's facility at Alabama. In the year 1993,a new office automation division was started to market full range of Intel based Computer system with suitable application packages for business and commercial applications. The Company undertook to set up a joint venture in Saudi Arabia to cater to the vast markets in the Middle East. During the year 1995, Rolta had entered into a collaboration agreement with M/s. Intergraph Corporation, USA, for transfer of technology thereby giving the benefit of Research and Development Investment of Intergraph and also covers all new products launched by Intergraph.
The Company undertook to augment the State-of-the-art production facilities in 1996 at Mumbai for executing export orders. Rolta had set up a wholly owned subsidiary, Rolta International Inc. with headquarters in the USA in the year of 1997, and also a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia. The Company had signed a strategic tie up with one of the Fortune 500 list of most admired companies, DELL Computer Corporation. In the year 1998, Rolta had collaboration with Inter graph Corp Inc, a company that had 90 percent share in the global business of CAD/CAM. The Company had entered into mapping and data conversion also in a big way for the export markets. During the year 1999, Rolta, on its part, had set up engineering and software centres in Mumbai to support projects. The Company made collaboration with ALLTE, a US-based telecom company, to convert telephone exchange records into Unix/Oracle database. Rolta and Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) had entered into a strategic alliance to promote advanced solutions in mechanical design automation (MDA) in the country.
IBM India Ltd had entered in a strategic alliance with the company in the year of 2000 to pursue the e-business market in India and also to provide customised e-business solutions to domestic customers. During the year 2002, Rolta ranked amongst Forbes Global's 200 best companies in 2002 and it retains its position as in premier league. Rolta India Ltd launched its operation in UK, through a wholly owned subsidiary Rolta UK Ltd. Rolta launched new dial-up Internet packages in the year 2003 with a range of features and options and also in the same year signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Science and Technology to jointly showcase the contribution made by the Indian mapping community. The Company awarded Geospatial Company of the year 2005, by Geospatial Today. During the year 2005-06, the company had acquired technology and established long term business strategic partnership with world leaders in this field; Intergraph and Z/I Imaging for end-to-end Mapping, Photogrammetry and GIS solutions.
Rolta India had received BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification in the year 2006. Rolta had launched, in partnership with Oracle-ERP services in the year 2006-07 to specialised markets like Utilities, Engineering Division and Oil etc. During the year 2007, the company had inked a purchase agreement to buy Orion Technology, a Canadian software and integration company. Orion specialises in enterprise web-geographical information system solutions.
January of the year 2008, Rolta India announced the acquisition of Broech Corporation, doing business as `TUSC`, an IT consulting company specializing in ERP applications as well as database and business intelligence solutions based on Oracle technologies. The consideration for this transaction is about USD 45 million, including escrows and earn-outs. As at July 2008, the company had signed an agreement to acquire WhittmanHart Consulting, the consulting division of WhittmanHart, a premier Chicago based company-providing value driven solutions in digital communications, process improvement, and enabling technologies.