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Alten to strengthen its position in India

Alten Group, the €1.07 billion European leader in technology consulting and engineering (TCE), announced its plans to strengthen its presence in India, through a ramp up in terms of headcount increase and strategic acquisitions in India.
Alten Group has decided to position its Indian design centres as a major hub for servicing customers in India and the APAC region apart from helping its global customers achieve greater R&D efficiency by leveraging engineering talent available in India. As a company focused on ER&D, Alten brings with it high-end engineering expertise in aerospace, automotive, rail, energy, telecom and healthcare, in areas like design of aero structures, avionics systems, low emission vehicles, HEVs, rolling stock, energy management systems and medical equipment. With its acquisition of Calsoft Labs, the Alten Group has expanded its expertise in India in telecom product engineering and cloud computing.
Alten Group plans to increase its Indian headcount up from the current 800-plus engineers to 2,500 engineers by 2016. The company plans to deploy these engineers to service customers in high growth markets in India and overseas.
Gerald Attia, Deputy CEO, Alten Group said, “Alten Group has witnessed huge success in outsourced ER&D in European markets. With large global businesses targeting emerging markets, India has become the epicenter for Alten Group’s growth in APAC region, and we are making significant investments in training our employees in specialised areas to be able to leverage the large engineering talent pool that is available here.”    
Ramandeep Singh, CEO, Calsoft Labs said, “With Alten Group making significant investments in India, Calsoft Labs can look forward to an exciting phase of accelerated learning and growth in  new technologies such as wireless infrastructure, cloud computing and BI.”

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