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Wipro to open two BPO centres in China

business Updated: Aug 07, 2007 14:58 IST

Wipro is setting up two BPO centres in China by next month with a combined employee pool of 300, while another unit in the US will be opened later.

"We would be starting by next month. It will be up in China," Wipro Chief Executive Officer (BPO) TK Kurien told PTI in Bangalore.

The two centres are coming up in Shanghai and Chengdu, he said.

The two centres in China would provide financial services and finance and accounting works, Kurien said.

"Our ambition is to grow to 10-15 customers in China," he said. "All our current customers will go there".

Wipro BPO's Chinese foray is the second such initiative after Romania, where it has already set up a unit.

Wipro BPO also plans to open a centre in the US in the next six to nine months, he said.

"We have identified the place. I can't talk about it right now," Kurien said. "It (the proposed US centre) will basically do processing. All our customers are demanding round-the-clock processing."

Wipro BPO is also weighing the option of starting a centre in Brazil, where the Bangalore-headquartered, New York Stock Exchange-listed company already has an IT centre. "We will try to integrate this (BPO centre in Brazil along with the IT centre). That's an option."

For the June quarter, Wipro BPO reported a 20 per cent year-on-year growth in revenue at Rs 251.5 crore.