Tokyo: Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. said on 8 June it plans to create about 5,500 new jobs at an offshore services centre in India as it focuses on fast-growing IT markets.
Fujitsu said the move would boost the number of employees at its business in India to 8,500 by 2009 from about 3,000 currently.
The company aims to boost its overseas sales to more than 40% of its total over the next three years from 36% last year as China’s IT market grows by about 13.1% a year, said Fujitsu president Hiroaki Kurokawa.
The computer maker also aims to expand global alliances through partnerships with SAP and Microsoft and boost its operating profit margin to 5% by the year to March 2010 from 3.6% now, Kurokawa told a press conference.
“The key issues to tackle in the next three years are to improve our systems platforms business, restructure the telecommunications segment and expand our services sector,” Kurokawa said.