Quietly building it’s presence in India, Wipro evolved into a IT behemoth within it’s home country and beyond. In addition to the IT business, Wipro also has a leadership position in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting solutions. Founded in 1945 as a vegetable oil trading company, the technology division didn’t come about until 1980. Today, Wipro employs more than 100,000 associates from more than 70 nationalities and operates 72 plus global delivery centers in 55 countries.
Domestically Wipro plays second fiddle to Infosys within the IT market. But unlike Infosys, the company has additionally developed a business revenue model outside the world of consulting and IT allowing it to better adapt to changing economic climates.
Tourists traveling to Bengaluru may want to arrange a tour of the main campus, a highlight within the city that technology built.
Wipro trades domestically on the Mumbai Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. Internationally, Wipro trades on the NYSE under the ticker: WIT.
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A long history celebrates Wipro’s journey as one of the most trusted global brands. This trust extends to a series of products, services and solutions that cover diverse businesses – from consumer care to cutting-edge information technology innovations. Over the years, along with our business, our identity has undergone a transformation, adapting to the changing global dynamics. Here’s a snapshot of our journey till date.
Started off in 1945 as a vegetable oil manufacturer in Amalner, the Indian heartland of the state of Maharashtra. The company was called Western India Products Limited.
Diversified operations into hydraulics and information technology. Starts making moves in the global market and Azim Premji selects the name ‘Wipro’, derived from Western India Products.
In the 1990s Wipro built a reputation across domains for a series of products and services including consumer care (Wipro Shikakai, Wipro Baby Soft), branded hydraulic cylinders, products (Wipro branded PCs, laptops, peripherals), and IT (Wipro Technologies and Wipro Infotech), while forging strategic partnerships globally.
In all these endeavors, the Wipro identity has been a powerful motivator in driving transformation in line with the world’s needs. A consensus has been built around our brand that is reflected in the definition of our identity.
Wipro Technologies is a global services provider delivering technology-driven business solutions that meet the strategic objectives of our clients. Wipro has 40+ ‘Centers of Excellence’ that create solutions around specific needs of industries. Wipro delivers unmatched business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation. Wipro is the World’s first CMMi Level 5 certified software services company and the first outside USA to receive the IEEE Software Process Award.
Wipro Infotech is a part of USD 3.5 billion Wipro Limited with a market capitalization of USD 24 billion. Wipro Infotech was the first global software company to achieve Level 5 SEI-CMM, the world’s first IT company to achieve Six Sigma, as well as the world’s first company to attain Level 5 PCMM. Currently, Wipro Infotech’s presence extends to 9 regional offices in India besides offices in the KSA, UAE, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and other regions in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Consumer Care and Lighting
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, (WCCLtg) a Business Unit of Wipro Limited, has a profitable presence in the branded retail market of toilet soaps, hair care soaps, baby care products and lighting products. It is also a leader in institutional lighting in specified segments like software, pharma and retail. Wipro Consumer Care has been one of the fastest growing FMCG companies as reflected by the organizational performance in the last three years.
Fluid Power Limited
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wipro Limited, a US$ 3.5 Billion multi-business corporation. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering delivers precision-engineered hydraulic cylinders, components and solutions & truck hydraulics components to OEMs globally in the infrastructure and related industries.
GE Medical Systems Limited
Wipro GE Medical Systems, is a joint venture between Wipro and General Electric Company. A part of GE Medical Systems South Asia, it caters to customer and patient needs with a commitment to uncompromising quality .Wipro GE is the market leader with unmatched distribution and service reach in South Asia and is India’s largest exporter of medical systems. Wipro GE pioneered the manufacture of Ultrasound and Computed Tomography systems in India and is a supplier for all GE Medical Systems products and services in South Asia.
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