HCL Technologies Campus
|Industry||IT services, IT consulting|
|Founded||11 August 1976|
|Founder||A.K.Vijay , Arjun Malhotra, Shiv Nadar|
|Services||IT, business consulting and outsourcing services|
|Revenue||US$9 billion (2018)|
|US$1.55 billion (2017)|
|US$1.26 billion (2017)|
Number of employees
|117,781 (June 2017)|
HCL Technologies Limited (Hindustan Computers Limited) is an Indian multinational technology company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a subsidiary of HCL Enterprise. Originally a research and development division of HCL, it emerged as an independent company in 1991 when HCL ventured into the software services business.
The company has offices in 44 countries including the United States, France and Germany, and the United Kingdom with a worldwide network of R&D, "innovation labs" and "delivery centers", and 120,000+ employees and its customers include 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000 companies. It operates across sectors including aerospace and defense, automotive, banking, capital markets, chemical and process industries, consumer goods, energy and utilities, healthcare, hi-tech, industrial manufacturing, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, mining and natural resources, oil and gas, retail, telecom, and travel, transportation, logistics & hospitality.
HCL Technologies is on the Forbes Global 2000 list. It is among the top 20 largest publicly traded companies in India with a market capitalisation of $18.7 billion as of May 2017. As of May 2018, the company, along with its subsidiaries, had a consolidated revenue of $7.8 billion.
The first three subsidiaries of parent HCL Enterprise were:
Revenues for 2007 were US$4.9 billion.
Revenues for 2017 were US$6.5 billion, and HCL employed over 105,000 professionals in 31 countries.
A unit named HCL Enterprise Solutions (India) Limited was formed in July 2001.
In 1976, a group of six engineers, all former employees of Delhi Cloth & General Mills, led by Shiv Nadar, started a company that would make personal computers. Initially floated as Microcomp Limited, Nadar and his team (which also included Arjun Malhotra, Ajai Chowdhry, D.S. Puri, Yogesh Vaidya and Subhash Arora) started selling teledigital calculators to gather capital for their main product. On 11 August 1976, the company was renamed Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL).
On 12 November 1991, a company called HCL Overseas Limited was incorporated as a provider of technology development services. It received the certificate of commencement of business on 10 February 1992 after which it began its operations. Two years later, in July 1994, the company name was changed to HCL Consulting Limited and eventually to HCL Technologies Limited in October 1999.
HCL Technologies is one of the four companies under HCL Corporation, the second company being HCL Infosystems. In February 2014 HCL launched HCL Healthcare. HCL TalentCare is the fourth and latest venture of HCL Corporation.
HCL Technologies began as the R&D Division of HCL Enterprise, a company which was a contributor to the development and growth of the IT and computer industry in India. HCL Enterprise developed an indigenous microcomputer in 1978, and a networking OS and client-server architecture in 1983. On 12 November 1991, HCL Technologies was spun off as a separate unit to provide software services.
HCL Technologies was originally incorporated as HCL Overseas Limited. The name was changed to HCL Consulting Limited on 14 July 1994. On 6 October 1999, the company was renamed 'HCL Technologies Limited' for "a better reflection of its activities." Between 1991 and 1999, the company expanded its software development capacities to the US, European and APAC markets.
The company went public on 10 November 1999, with an issue of 14.2 million shares, valued at ₹4 each. During 2000, the company set up an offshore development centre in Chennai, India, for KLA-Tencor Corporation.
In 2002, it acquired Gulf Computers Inc.
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On 6 December 2018 HCL announced it will acquire select IBM software products for $1.8 billion. The software includes AppScan, BigFix, Unica (on premises) marketing software, Commerce, Portal (on premises), Notes & Domino, and Connections.
In October 2017, IBM struck a "strategic partnership" with HCL Technologies that had the latter firm take over development of the IBM Lotus Software's Notes, Domino, Sametime and Verse collaboration tools.
In May 2018, HCL Technologies announced that it has joined hands with Transportation Alliance (BITA), known for incorporating blockchain in the transportation industry, to implement blockchain.
In October 2018, TransGrid signed a five-year managed services deal with HCL Technologies for IT services delivery and providing outsourcing support, with the outsourcing teams to be based in Australia.
HCL Technologies operate in 34 countries, including its headquarters in Noida, India. It has establishments in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. In Europe it covers Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the Americas, the company has offices in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.
A subsidiary of HCL Technologies, HCL Infrastructure Services Division (ISD) is an IT services company. Headquartered in Delhi, NCR, India, HCL ISD was instituted in 1993 with the objective to address the demand for cost-effective management of technology infrastructure across geographically dispersed locations. HCL ISD, also known as HCL Comnet Systems and Services Ltd. in India, diversified its portfolio to provide end-to-end enterprise IT infrastructure solutions globally in 1993 winning the first order to establish India's first floorless stock exchange in order to achieve superior infrastructure performance and significantly reduced costs
On 7 September 2005, HCL Technologies expanded its operations base in County Armagh and Belfast in Northern Ireland. At the 2006 UK Trade and Investment India Business Awards in New Delhi, the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair announced the expansion, which was aimed at creating more IT and BPO jobs in the area. HCL acquired the Armagh-based Answer all Direct earlier in 2005. HCL BPO services in Ireland are carried out through its main delivery centres in Armagh and Belfast. In November 2011, after HCL revealed an expansion plan in County Kilkenny in the Irish Republic, its Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) division in Northern Ireland won a contract for back-office services from the Department of Health. It was aimed at increasing the number of jobs and other employment opportunities in the region.
This part of HCL was formed in 1976 to produce calculators.
HCL has been involved in criticism and litigation involving the H-1B visa program to replace U.S. Workers with cheaper foreign labor, including the Disney collusion lawsuit, and the heavily reported case of replacing University of California's San Francisco Medical Center IT workers.
A classic startup founded in1976 in an Indian garage by Shiv Nadar, HCL Enterprise flourished in the 1980s - "a golden period" for the company.
Founded in 1976 as one of India's original IT garage startups ...
HCL Technologies Limited is an Indian multinational IT services company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. ... subsidiary of HCL Enterprise. Originally a research and development division of HCL, .. independent .. 1991 .
In spite of these changes, HCL Enterprise entered the 1990s determined to retain its focus on hardware.
HCL Enterprise Solutions (india) Limited is a Public incorporated on 24 July 2001. It is classified as Non-govt company and is registered at ...
PC maker Dell and IT services and distribution company HCL Infosystems on Tuesday announced a strategic distribution partnership.
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