Larsen & Toubro Infotech opens operations centre in South Africa




The global service centre is the latest move by the Mumbai company, which last month expanded its SAP cloud and IoT offering to make it easier for heavy industries to successfully start, finish and manage new projects.

Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), the India-headquartered global consulting and digital solutions company, has opened a global delivery centre in Johannesburg. With a 250-seat capacity, the centre will provide an agile environment to create and deliver digital solutions for clients in the big data, cloud, SaaS, IoT and digital transformation segments.

The centre, in the commercial area of Rosebank, features a 24×7 command centre to monitor and support the infrastructure, network and security of customer operations.

Sudhir Chaturvedi, president of sales and an LTI executive board member, said: “South Africa is a strategic growth market for us and this centre underscores our intent to grow aggressively in this region leveraging local talent. We see significant opportunities to grow across banking and finance, manufacturing and the energy and utilities sectors.”

Last month, LTI announced the availability of its Digital Engineering & Construction Solution for companies in those sectors. The pre-configured offering for SAP S/4HANA is designed to “open up an array of digital transformation opportunities” for asset-intensive industries in heavy industries, said LTI.

With the launch, LTI said its Mosaic management platform can be used in conjunction with IoT platform SAP Leonardo, SAP S/4HANA analytics and the SAP Cloud Platform, to support new projects and enable site supervisors, project managers and business leaders to make better and timely decisions.

LTI has operations in 27 countries and says it grew 16.7% year-on-year in sales in the last financial year. It is a subsidiary of engineering, construction, manufacturing goods and financial services group Larsen & Toubro, which employs 24,000 globally.