Shell opens IT centre in Bengaluru

Shell India Markets on Wednesday announced the inauguration of its global in-house IT centre in the city which is expected to have close to 1,000 staffers by the end of this year. The centre is likely to have several thousand employees by 2020, company officials told reporters here.

"To date we have 900 people and we expect this one to grow to 1,000. We plan to see same type of consistent growth over the next two to three years," Royal Dutch Shell Chief Information officer Jay Crotts said. Officials said the IT centre building can accommodate 2,300 people and the capacity can be expanded if the need arises.

Shell has Projects and Technology (P&T) centers at Bengaluru, Amsterdam, Houston (US) and IT centers at Houston, Hague, London and now in Bengaluru. Crotts said "abundance" of skill and talent was the most important trigger to set up the IT centre in the city.


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