Columbus inaugurates its CoE in Pune
Columbus has announced the opening of its new Center of Excellence (CoE) in Pune. The Pune CoE will complement the Global Development Center in Hyderabad, which currently employs 300+ employees. Columbus plans to grow its headcount by more than 70 percent, to nearly 500 by 2020, across the two centers in India.
Sara Larsson, General Manager of The Swedish Chamber of Commerce India (SCCI), says, "Congratulations to the Columbus team on the opening of their new Center of Excellence in Pune. I'm excited about their growth plans that directly align with our mission to support Swedish companies to drive long-term, sustainable business in India. Columbus is a great addition and will further strengthen the identity of the Swedish business community in India."
The Pune CoE will act as a backbone to the company's Infor M3 partner practice, providing consulting and transformative solutions to some of the world's leading manufacturing companies. Headquartered in New York, Infor M3 is a global leader in business cloud software that helps companies achieve business-wide digital transformation. Columbus is the largest independent partner to Infor M3 worldwide, with 350 consultants globally.
Kapil Mishra, Managing Director, Columbus India, says, "Our new center of excellence in Pune further fortifies our position as a global leader in the Infor M3 and Digital manufacturing space. It is also a testament to our confidence in India as a key growth driver for us. The Pune CoE will further accelerate our growth complementing our existing setup at the Global Development Center (GDC) in Hyderabad. The market opportunity in India has never been greater. Our compelling portfolio of business applications, solutions and services are ideally poised to help companies in their digital transformation journey.”
Samaresh Mahapatra, Director HR & Talent Acquisition at Columbus, comments, “At Columbus, our vision is to deliver a compelling customer experience through leading edge digital solutions using a ‘people first’ approach to attract and nurture the best talent. Pune has a vibrant Infor M3 ecosystem which we plan to tap into to grow our consulting practice.”