‘Netherlands emerging hub for Indian firms in Europe’

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 23, 2018

The Netherlands is emerging as a hub for India in Europe. More than 200 Indian companies have presence there, creating jobs and adding value to the Dutch economy, Guido Tielman, Consul General, has said.

Speaking at the 10th anniversary function of Planon India here, Tielman said the Netherlands is the fifth largest investment partner of India globally and it has emerged as the third largest source of FDI for the country in the last three years.

Referring to connectivity, he said, “In the last two years, direct flights between the Netherlands and India have increased from one daily to five direct flights. Conversely, India has become a pivotal BPO base for Dutch companies, filling in the gaps in terms of IT skills that we experience in the Netherlands,” according to a press release.

While large Dutch companies such as Phillips, Shell etc have set up offshore teams in India, India’s TCS, Infosys, etc are focusing more on the Netherlands. Jet Airways is making Amsterdam Schiphol airport its European hub, the release added.

Planon, the Netherlands headquartered provider of software solutions and services for management of facilities and real estate, will expand its Innovation Centre in Hyderabad. The company CEO Pierre Guelen said the facility has grown into 130-strong and will be substantially strengthened in the next couple of years. It has evolved into a major delivery hub with capabilities to support customers across the world.

Planon India has leveraged its collaboration with coMakeIT, a Hyderabad-based IT service provider, to set up and scale its Innovation Centre. In the past decade, it has provided the integrated workplace management solutions to clients across sectors and gone international in recent years. The CEO said Planon, founded in 1982, has over 600 professionals and serves over 2,000 customers across 40 countries, with offices in the UK, Singapore, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, India, Austria, Hong Kong and the United States.

Published on January 23, 2018

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