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TCS centralises city operations into one centre in Thane; to house 30k

The Tata Group flagship said consolidation of operations across the megapolis will create more indirect employment opportunities in the Greater Mumbai area

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

TCS, Tata Consultancy Services, Rajesh Gopinath, N Chadrasekaran
Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis during the Inauguration of TCS Olympus Center, Thane. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

As part of consolidating its operations in the megapolis spread across multiple locations, largest software exporter on Wednesday launched a new campus at the suburban that can house 30,000 people.

The Tata Group flagship said consolidation of operations across the megapolis into the over 2 million sqft new facility will also create more indirect employment opportunities in the Greater area.

The new facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

"We're delighted to launch the new next-gen workplace, Olympus, which provides collaborative agile workspace, software-defined network, a security operations centre and a cloud-enabled infrastructure. This will help us further drive the next phase of growth," chief executive and managing director Rajesh Gopinathan said.

He added that the firm currently employs around 75,000 people in across Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik. The company did not specify how many people it employs in the city now, though.

"This facility, when fully operational over the next 12 months, will have over 30,000 associates," he said but did not disclose the investment gone into building the new facility.

Olympus will be developed in two phases and 16,000-17,000 people have already moved into the new facility and it will commence exports from the centre from this month onwards.

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran, present at the inauguration of the new facility, said ease of doing business in and is very high and the group is committed to the state.

"We'll continue to make significant investments and transform the group into the new-age economy. We'll not only grow our existing businesses, but will also invest in a number of businesses in the latest technologies using advanced manufacturing, Internet offering, electric-vehicles etc.

"There are many opportunities and the Tata group will explore all these opportunities, " he said.

First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 19:06 IST