HCL America Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced it will commemorate its 30-year journey in the United States with a series of events throughout its U.S. offices and throughout the communities it serves that will extend through 2019. Over the past three decades, HCL has built a vibrant and strong ecosystem in the United States, which now includes more than 15,000 employees, with 64% of the team hired locally. HCL’s US team represents 114 nationalities across 21 states who collaborate with clients on technology innovation, complex engineering, and business transformation.
HCL America opened its first office in Silicon Valley in 1989, recognizing the United States as a market filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and unique talent. Over the last 30 years, HCL has partnered with forward-looking American companies to solve a wide array of technology challenges and create new business opportunities and thousands of jobs. Together with its clients and partners, HCL has made significant contributions in the areas of Digital Transformation, Design Thinking, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cloud Native, and Artificial Intelligence. As the world’s largest engineering services provider, HCL has been a critical partner to many companies looking to innovate in R&D.
HCL has also made significant investments in Global Delivery Centers anchored in the US, with a collection of strategic technology labs creating new age processes, applications, and platforms for global customers. Starting in Cary, North Carolina, in 2008, HCL has now expanded its delivery centers to Frisco, Texas; Redmond, Washington; Jackson, Michigan; and Rochester, New York. Furthering this spirit of innovation, HCL has also created a Digital Experience Innovation Lab in Frisco and the IoT COLLAB, an IoT innovation center in Seattle, Washington.
“I congratulate HCL Technologies for its strong growth over 30 years in the United States and a decade in North Carolina,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “In that time, HCL has shown its commitment to North Carolina by creating local jobs, developing employees’ skills, establishing delivery centers, and becoming a true part of our community. I look forward to many more years of working with HCL to strengthen our economy and develop more skilled talent and better job opportunities.”
“HCL entered the US market ahead of the technology curve, and this timing let us create a comprehensive ecosystem that allowed us to partner with countless American customers in their journey of technology transformation,” said C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies. “What helped us grow is our culture of employees first, embrace of talent, the support of the US government, the collaboration with many US universities and academic institutions, and the commitment HCL has in continuing its investment in the local ecosystem of the country. As we complete 30 years of our journey in the United States, we are even more committed to grow together and build a great future.”
Some key milestones for HCL in the U.S. include:
Partnering with the United Way, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Enable America, North Carolina State University, Wake Technical Community College-Raleigh, and North Carolina’s Department of Commerce on various ecosystem initiatives.
Being awarded “Outstanding Employer in the State” by the Governor of North Carolina.
Being awarded “Excellence in Education Award” eight times for developing local human resources through the Life Ofﬁce Management Association’s (LOMA) professional education and learning programs.
Receiving “Outstanding Contribution in CSR Initiatives” award from the International Aerospace Journal in recognition of HCL’s community service initiatives in education, employability, healthcare, and water and infrastructure development in less privileged communities.
Together, with these efforts, HCL’s significant presence in the US contributes to almost 63% of HCL’s $8 billion global revenue.