IT and BPO services-provider Patni Computer Systems on Monday announced the opening of a new ITO delivery (development and support) center in Suzhou, China.
Situated in the Suzhou Software & Technology Park (SSTP), the facility, with a planned capacity of 500 seats, is Patni's first centre in the country.
The new Suzhou delivery centre is set to serve the Yangtze region - the largest and one of the most highly-developed manufacturing bases for international companies, a press release issued here stated.
It will also focus on delivering development and support services to cater to MNC's across Japan, the US and Europe.
Commenting on the development, Patni's CEO Jeya Kumar said: "The launch of our new Suzhou centre is in line with our corporate strategy to focus on regional markets and adopt a truly global delivery model, to yield higher talent efficiencies."
Patni's APAC President V Mathivanan added: "We have seen a meteoric rise of China as a potent outsourcing destination owing to conducive factors such as cost and labour arbitrage.
"We look to address the changing customer dynamics of global outsourcing through a strong local presence and service customers from North America, Europe and APAC for development and support projects."
The centre will systematically build-up to full capacity, a majority of which will comprise local talent.