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Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Thursday, February 27 2020 - 01:27
Global Digital Specialist Microland Creates European Headquarters in the West Midlands
BIRMINGHAM, England, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Microland, India's leading digital IT transformation company, today inaugurated 
its state-of-the-art Digital Hub in Birmingham, UK to serve its European 

The Bourneville-based facility will become the firm's European Shared Services 
Headquarters, and when fully operational is expected to accommodate up to 200 

It enables the consolidation of Microland's UK and European delivery functions 
as part of its ambitious, global growth strategy, with the West Midlands at its 

The primary objective of the site is to support Microland's international 
client base with services that enable 'Making Digital Happen.' The range of 
services delivered through the Hub will include cloud and data center 
transformation, Software Defined Networks, cyber security, digital workplace 
and Industrial IoT.  

This is Microland's second Digital Hub in the West Midlands; the first opened 
in January 2018. The new site will operate alongside Microland's existing base 
in Longbridge, which will transition into a Customer Experience Centre that 
will offer Microland's customers a differentiated global delivery model. 

Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland, said:

"Our West Midlands Digital Hub is an exciting new addition to Microland's 
network of hubs around the world and an important milestone for our Europe 
business. The centre will deliver innovative and modern enterprise solutions to 
our global customer base, with a specific focus on UK customers.

"When assessing several locations for Microland's expansion, the West Midlands 
was an obvious choice for us. The area has become an epicentre for technology, 
with a vibrant ecosystem of major companies, access to technically skilled, 
digital talent and world-class infrastructure. This is essential for us in 
order to meet the ever-growing demands of our global customers." 

Microland's investment will create employment opportunities in both the 
technology and business operations fields, as the firm seeks to capitalise on 
the region's wider professional services skills base. 

The site has opened as the region looks to establish a dedicated West Midlands 
India Partnership – a programme operated by the West Midlands Growth Company* 
to build on the area's successful track record in attracting investment and 
visitors from the Indian market. 

Neil Rami, Chief Executive at the West Midlands Growth Company, said:

"Rapid growth across a number of specialisms such as AI, cyber security, 
finTech and games has positioned the West Midlands as the UK's largest tech and 
digital sector outside the capital. The region's innovative talentpool is 
continuously acknowledged by investors as best in class, but remains 
affordable, relative to places like London, adding to its appeal. 

"Microland's investment is a major endorsement of the region's growing digital 
economy. It also exemplifies exactly why we're ramping up activity in the 
Indian market. India is the second highest creator of FDI jobs in the region – 
forging relationships with major success stories like Microland will be key to 
our region's economic success."

The West Midlands is the UK's leading region outside London and the South East 
for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), with tech and digital firms 
representing a major source of new projects. Prominent UK-based organisations 
investing in the region include The Economist Group, which recently opened a 
new Technology Innovation Unit in Birmingham – the company's first UK location 
outside of London. Transportation services company Genesee & Wyoming represents 
another, globally operating firm that has established a high-value shared 
services function in the region. The company, which operates Freightliner, 
initially invested £30million in the region, creating 100 new jobs. 

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, added:

"Microland is the latest in a string of major, global companies choosing to set 
up in Birmingham over other international locations. The city is investing 
heavily in creating the right environment for tech businesses – its 5G testbed 
is just one example of how the region is equipping itself to foster innovation. 
We look forward to supporting Microland in its growth journey to deliver 
cutting-edge digital solutions to a global client base."

The new Digital Hub is compliant to stringent security standards, such as 
'Official Sensitive', CES+ and ISO 27000. Additionally, the site will have 
employees with the highest level of employee clearance, including Home Office 
clearance, depending on customer requirements.

About Microland

Microland's delivery of digital and 'Making Digital Happen' allows technology 
to do more and intrude less. We make it easier for enterprises to adopt nextgen 
Digital infrastructure. We enable this using our expertise in Cloud and Data 
Centers, Networks, Digital Workplace, Cybersecurity and Industrial IoT. 
Ensuring the embrace of brilliance is predictable, reliable, and stable.

Incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Bengaluru, India, Microland has more 
than 4,500 digital specialists across offices and delivery centers in Asia, 
Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America.

*West Midlands Growth Company

The West Midlands Growth Company helps the region make its mark nationally and 
internationally. Its primary purpose is to attract investment, jobs, visitors 
and businesses to the West Midlands. 

The West Midlands Growth Company plays an important role in supporting the 
delivery of the West Midlands Combined Authority's (WMCA) Strategic Economic 
Plan []. Its focus is on the WMCA 
geography of Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire, and 
the Black Country.

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Source: Microland