Indian outsourcer Wipro has opened a software development facility in Monterrey, Mexico, to offer services to clients in North America and Latin America in the same time zone and geographical proximity.
Wipro made the announcement Tuesday when Mexico's President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa visited its Bangalore campus. He is in India to promote business collaboration, particularly in IT, between the two countries.
Mexico's broad language skills and proximity to Canada and the U.S. helped Wipro decide to establish a presence there. Latin America is also a strong emerging market where many of Wipro's clients operate.
Wipro's Monterrey facility will employ 100 people. Some of the center's Mexican staff are already training in Bangalore.
Infosys Technologies, another Indian outsourcer, announced last month that it is setting up an IT services and BPO (business process outsourcing) facility in Monterrey. Indian outsourcers like Tata Consultancy Services, of Mumbai, have also invested in services delivery centers in Latin America with an eye to offering near-shore services to clients in North America and to service the Latin American market.
Wipro announced last month that it is setting up a software development center in Atlanta and plans to hire staff for the center from local universities. The center, which will have 500 employees by the third year of operation, will help Wipro in hiring highly skilled workers and domain experts who will be critical to Wipro's business growth plans in the U.S., the company said.