Dell to expand ops, headcount in India: Global chief

Written by Press Trust of India | Davos | Updated: Jan 31 2013, 09:30am hrs
Terming India as a great growth story for it, global computing giant Dell has said it would further expand its operations and headcount in the country, where it has grown from 1 person- to a 27,000-strong workforce in about a decade.

India has been a great growth story for Dell. We have quite a large presence and I personally visit the country few times a year. We have a great team there and about 27,000 people, the company's global chief Michael Dell said in an interview here.

Dell, who was here for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, said the companys plant (in Chennai) and the operations and staff size in the country would continue to expand as per the size of the business.

If business gets bigger we would expand our operations. When we started in India, we had one person and then we had one thousand, then we went on to ten thousand and today we have 27,000 people working for us there, Dell said when asked about the companys expansion plans for India.

Refusing to put any figures to the company's hiring or other expansion plans in the country, Dell said that the company has never given any estimates and still it has grown from one person to 27,000 people. All this has been through our natural progression in the country that would continue going ahead, he said.

What is impressive about India is that you have an enormous population of very well-educated young people and we love the talent that is available, so we are going to keep growing in India... Dell added.