Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited, today announced the inauguration of its new global delivery centre in Curitiba, Brazil.

The centre was inaugurated by the mayor of Curitiba, Beto Richa, and the Consul General of India in Brazil Jeitendra K. Tripathi.

Bangalore-headquartered Wipro has been operating in Brazil for four years now and the expansion in Curitiba is a part of the company's strategy to diversify its footprint globally.

The Curitiba Centre would serve as the regional headquarters for other Wipro offices located in the region -

São Paulo (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), a company statement said.

The centre would serve global and domestic clients.

Curitiba would extend Wipro’s expansive IT and BPO portfolio and would serve nearly 20 clients, the statement said.

The centre which started with 60 people currently employs around 350 people. Wipro plans on increasing this headcount based on further business demand.

After a rigorous assessment, Curitiba was chosen as a location for Wipro’s Latin America operation due to the available talent pool and the excellent infrastructure support that the city offers.

“The centre, which has received positive feedback from existing clients and new customers, will stay committed to delivering world class solutions and creating new job opportunities in the local community,” it was stated.

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