Left to right: Celebrating the official opening of HCL Technologies’ Hartford Center with traditional lamp lighting ceremony are Hartford Mayor Luke A. Bronin; Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont; Stanley Black & Decker President and CFO Donald Allan; HCL Technologies CMO Jill Kouri; HCL Technologies CEO C. Vijayakumar; and HCL Technologies Executive Vice President Ajay Bahl. (Photo: Business Wire)

The firm’s Global Delivery Center will feature a Smart Manufacturing Lab

November 15, 2021

NEW YORK and HARTFORD, Conn.—HCL Technologies recently opened a new Global Delivery Center in Hartford that is currently serving the company’s flagship client, Stanley Black & Decker, while bringing technology, digital innovation, and jobs to the Northeast. HCL is planning to expand the center to operate as a primary hub for its clients in the region and nationwide, the company said in a release.

“HCL is helping Stanley Black & Decker effectively manage and deliver the business technologies and services needed to thrive in a digital age,” said Stanley Black & Decker CEO James M. Loree, in the release. “We’re pleased to officially welcome HCL to Connecticut and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with the new center in our home state.”

HCL will expand the center—which will feature a Smart Manufacturing Lab outfitted with state-of-the-art technologies—to support clients across the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, insurance, life sciences, and health care industries. The Smart Manufacturing Lab is one of multiple centers that HCL is opening across the United States as part of its expansion plans.

The company said in November that it currently has more than 22,000 U.S. employees and plans to create 500 new jobs in Connecticut “in the next 24 to 36 months.” Positions will include leading-edge technology roles in IoT, augmented reality, aerospace engineering, infrastructure, digital workplace, IT applications, and operations technologies. The company is also partnering with local community colleges and universities to create new opportunities for college graduates and to help fast-track careers for budding technology professionals, according to the release.

“We are honored that HCL chose Connecticut to expand its presence in the U.S.,” said Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, in the release. “The Hartford Center will bring new opportunities to our community and connect our talented workforce and future graduates with job opportunities in some of the fastest-growing industries.”

HCL is a global technology company that offers services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS), and Products and Platforms (P&P).

HCL Technologies said that its ITBS business unit enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations, and next-generation digital transformation. Its Engineering and R&D Services unit offers engineering services in all aspects of product development and platform engineering, while the Products and Platforms unit provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry-specific requirements.

“We’ve been committed to the Northeast with a strong presence in the tri-state area, and I’m thrilled to expand into Connecticut,” said HCL CEO C. Vijayakumar, in the release. “Our Hartford Center provides people the opportunity to work across a range of industries, leveraging cutting-edge technologies, and we are committed to becoming an employer of choice in the region.”

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