TATA Consultancy Services, one of the premiere information technology, business solutions, outsourcing, and consulting companies in the world, celebrated the grand opening of its brand new North American Delivery Center in Milford March 17.
Attended by many local and state officials, and presided over by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, the grand opening celebration included an official ribbon-cutting, opening and closing addresses, a lamp-lighting ceremony, and a facility tour.
The 220 wooded acre facility, located in the Park 50 TechneCenter, called the TCS Seven Hills Park, will serve as the main software development and delivery center for the company’s thousands of North American customers.
The new facility, which is the largest TCS facility in North America, includes 200,000 square feet of office space and can hold up to 1,000 TCS employees, most of which the company has committed to recruiting locally.
The company, which is the sixth largest conglomeration in the world and will bring in an estimated local 1,000 jobs by the end of 2010, serves seven of the top 10 Fortune 500 corporations listed as the largest corporations in America.
Governor Strickland said in his remarks that it is wonderful to have TCS contributing to the overall growth and prosperity in the state of Ohio.
"This is a great day for Ohio," the governor said. "I am so happy and excited that this great company will become a part of the Ohio family. We are happy to welcome them and I would like to personally thank them for choosing us."
Strickland said that he hopes that TATA's choice to locate in Clermont County, Ohio shows that the jobs of tomorrow are coming to Ohio
"And we are so very happy to acknowledge that fact," he said.
Surya Kant, president and head of TCS North America, said that the opening of the Milford location is a very important milestone in the history of the company, which was formed in 1968.
"This new facility represents a commitment from us to the U.S. market and the great American state of Ohio, both of which have been very welcoming," Kant said. "Doing business here will give us the opportunity to give something back to the state of Ohio and its communities that we operate in. We are looking forward to a strong and prosperous relationship."