Dell to be 10,000 strong by year end

By agencies   |   Friday, 29 April 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE:The worldÂ’s biggest Personal Computer manufacturer Dell will increase its headcount in India to 10,000 by the year-end and spread to other cities.

Dell currently has manpower of 7,000 spread across Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mohali in Chandigarh and is looking at few other cities for expansion.

Company President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Rollins, who reviewed Dell's performance in India, said that the technical competency and skill capability available in the country had led the company to look for more cities.

He, however, declined to name the city stating that the company was in negotiation with a few state governments and it would be announced soon.

Rollins said that besides call centers and tech support services, the company was looking at India for core competence in server applications. ''Enterprise applications will be the growing market over the next few years and the Indian software development will be a center of excellence for it'' he added.

Stating that India was a vital market for Dell, he said ''We're building great relationship with customers here and have talented colleagues developing technology and providing leading support for customers around the world.''

Rollins said the company would not be a pure play service company, but in tandem with hardware, it would add value to its computers by enhancing software. Besides computer, the company had also moved into printing and imaging and flat TV, thus stepping into consumer electronics. For printing and imaging and flat TV the center of excellence would be Singapore, he added.

Stating that the company was aiming at a turnover of $80 billion over the next three to four years, he said 55 percent of the growth would come from outside the United States, mainly Asia.

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