Software firm Atos on Monday announced the opening of a new global delivery centre in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

The first building on the 100-acre campus will house 2,300 software engineers delivering digital and technology solutions to global clients. The new Tirunelveli campus will leverage the region’s high-quality talent pool and provide opportunities to solve complex business problems using technology.

The Atos Syntel already has a headcount in India of more than 32,500.

Sean Narayanan, SEVP and Head of Business and Platform Solutions and member of the Atos Group General Management Committee, said the centre will generate employment opportunities for local talent and leverage their potential to create new digital ecosystems for global clients.

“We would like to utilize the current facility capacity and bring additional capacity in the 24 to 36 months. So far, we have made investments of approximately Euro 15 million in building the Tirunelveli GDC, at full capacity. Based on the current plan we are expecting to further invest about Euro 5-10M over the next five years, depending on our business requirements.”,” Narayanan said.

According to Ram Singampalli, Chief Delivery Officer, Atos Syntel — a member of the Atos group — the region’s legacy of educational excellence played a major role in the decision to locate the new campus in Tirunelveli.

“A successful transformation is the outcome of a highly skilled workforce which leverages digital technologies to disrupt existing business models. With a large number of engineers graduating every year, the region around Tirunelveli has established itself as a hub for high-tech education in South India, making it an optimal location for our latest campus. This new facility augments our delivery footprint in India, which includes delivery centres in Pune, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru.”