Softtek has plans to expand its operation in Brazil. The company plans to grow its current Global Delivery Center (GDC) in the city of São Paulo in 30% of its capacity over the next two years. According to an announcement released past week, Softtek aims to develop, in the GDC, products segmented by technology areas — such as mobility, for example — that later can be offered to Brazilian companies. Additionally, it also plans to improve its capacity in support services and maintenance (AMS).
“We will use the infrastructure to create products and services in the country and to replicate them, afterwards, in other units of the company,” said Francisco Lara, CEO of Softtek in Brazil, at the time of the announcement.
The company already has a global excellence SAP center located in Brazil. “There are already a few global offers that have been developed and tested here, but still in a small scale. We will use all of our potential to expand them,” said mobile applicLara.
SAP services are indeed one of the main interests of the company in Brazil. In March of this year, its local unit received an SAP Award of Excellence in the category of best sales partner of licensed software. Its Brazilian clients include Banco Mercantil, Banco Bonsucesso, Lupatech, Sanofi-Aventis, and Camargo Corrêa.
Currently Softtek has 1,200 employees in Brazil. To support the new operations, 300 new employees will be hired in the country by 2013.
And parallel to the growth project for São Paulo`s GDC, the service provider also plans to boost its operations in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, both located in the Southeast region. Recently, Sofftek announced the integration in the country with LPJ IT Consulting, from Minas Gerais, which provides consulting SAP services.
The plans of expansion in Brazil are part of a broader project to boost operations of other GDCs, such as those in Aguascaliente and Ensenada, Mexico. After that the one in Saint Louis, Missouri, US will undergo the same changes.