The $2.8 billion US-based Perot Systems is on a ramp-up mode in India. It has added its fourth facility in the country, where it has been operating for 12 years now. Currently, it has facilities at Ambattur in North Chennai besides Bangalore and Noida. Now, apart from taking up additional space in South Chennai to seat 350-plus employees, it is expanding operations at Coimbatore.
In addition to its existing 22,000 sq ft facility, Perot is setting up a campus, covering 1.78 lakh sq ft at the texcity. Perot Systems, insurance and BPO group MD Vardhman Jain told media persons on Wednesday, its 23,617-sq ft new facility at DLF IT SEZ at Porur in Chennai, would become operational by end-March. This would accommodate over 1,000 shift seats, taking its total employee strength in India to 7,000. It has signed an initial lease agreement for five years with DLF with a rental of $1 per sq ft. The company proposes to invest $10 million in the first phase at Coimbatore, where the new campus would come up on 7.2 acres. Perot expects to start business operations there by April 2010. It has earmarked a total investment of $50 to $60 million for the facility. With a seating capacity of at least 10,000, it would touch an area of one million sq ft in the third phase, Mr Jain said.