Japanese Linux vendor Turbolinux plans to establish a joint-venture company in India in order to expand its presence in that country, the company said Tuesday.
Turbolinux India will be a joint venture between Turbolinux and India Action Plan and will be based in Gurgaon City, India. Turbolinux will hold a 55 percent stake in the venture, which will be capitalized with 27.2 million rupees ($615,000), it said.
The new company is expected to commence operations in April and will employ a staff of 15 within the first year, Turbolinux said.
The Indian venture will play several roles. In addition to selling Turbolinux products to customers in India, the company will set up a global call center for English-speaking customers, establish a product development center, and provide IT support to Japanese companies that are new to the Indian market, Turbolinux said.