Coimbatore, India – Ford Business Services Centre (FBSC) recently celebrated the opening of its second location in India – a 60,000 square foot office that will house 11 FBSC operation teams, with a total staff strength of over 700. The opening represents a big step in FBSC's ongoing expansion of operations, which includes increased accounting and operations support business services for Ford globally, and a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) facility. ''This new centre is a milestone for FBSC,'' said Joginder Singh, executive director of Global Business Services and president and managing director of FBSC. ''It marks another phase of growth for Ford in India as well as a sign of Ford's continuing confidence in the country.''
During his address to senior leadership from Ford India, Ford Technology Services India and FBSC at the centre's formal inauguration on 27 February, Joginder acknowledged the support FBSC received from Ford senior leadership in Dearborn and thanked them for their commitment to the project. Spread over two floors, the new global centre has 25 meeting rooms, a library and learning centre, an assessment centre, and provision for a crèche. Colour coordinated work spaces, highly functional meeting rooms and a well-designed break-out area are but a few of the new business centre's distinct features. Forty-nine employees are already working out of the new facility, a number that will rise to 100 – the base strength to achieve BCP readiness – by the end of this month.