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October 8, 2004

INDIA: Nissan talks to Infosys on possible IT services outsource

Nissan Motor Corporation is interested in outsourcing its IT services to one of India’s largest IT companies, Infosys. For this purpose Nissan CEO and President, Mr Carlos Ghosn, on his trip to get a first-hand glance of India, met up with Infosys top brass at its Bangalore campus to hold exploratory discussions.

By bcusack

Nissan Motor Corporation is interested in outsourcing its IT services to one of India’s largest IT companies, Infosys. For this purpose Nissan CEO and President, Mr Carlos Ghosn, on his trip to get a first-hand glance of India, met up with Infosys top brass at its Bangalore campus to hold exploratory discussions.

Nissan officials have held with Infosys prior to Mr Ghosn’s visit. The IT company declined to make any comment.

This comes at an opportune moment for Infosys who has been gearing up for an aggressive push in the Asia-Pacific market, which currently contributes only ten percent of its revenues.

Car companies are increasingly turning to India for their IT servicing needs to leverage huge cost benefits in attempt to cut costs. Nissan is the latest player to look at India, while General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Ford and Toyota have all turned to Indian companies to fulfil their IT needs over the past decades. Taking the next step, these companies have also set up R&D, software and engineering centres in the country for their captive requirements.

Deepesh Rathore / Tilak Swarup

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