Fujitsu expands Global Delivery Center and chooses Katowice for new office

© Fujitsu; management team of Fujitsu GDC Poland

Fujitsu Poland announced that Fujitsu Global Delivery Center (GDC) Poland opens a new office branch in the .KTW I building in Katowice. The company will hire 200 specialists for various IT roles. The new office will inaugurate its operation in July this year.

Reinforcing Fujitsu’s presence in Poland, in addition to Łódź, Katowice is the second GDC location in Poland. Fujitsu’s GDC in Poland is part of a network of eight Global Delivery Centers worldwide supporting customers in more than 100 countries. Apart from Poland, the centers are located in China, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal and Russia.

The GDCs provide around the clock support through the global network of the eight centers. All of the units offer 24/7 coverage 365 days per year, supporting 1,2 million end-users from over 290 customers in 40 languages, handling over 700 000 contacts a month.

“Our new location in Katowice shows the great level of work that is being provided by our GDC employees in our existing office in Łódź over the last 9 years. We aim to develop our operations in Poland ambitiously, including expanding to other cities in Poland in search of talented IT professionals. Katowice was chosen as the new location after careful analysis. As a hub for companies and talents in the IT industry, the Silesia area offers excellent potential for us to develop and grow further” – said Piotr Jankowski, head of Fujitsu Global Delivery Center Poland.

During the coming months, Fujitsu plans to recruit 200 new employees in various specialist roles for the services delivered out of Katowice to global customers. Recruitment for new talent has just started.

„Fujitsu’s decision to choose our city is proof that Katowice remains a strong brand on Poland’s investment map. We are more than happy that yet another global giant appreciates that our area with more than two million residents both has great investment potential and is, at the same time, a great place to live” – commented Marcin Krupa, mayor of Katowice.

Fujitsu is seeking talents to join teams representing four business lines: research & development and business application services, remote infrastructure management, service desk and service management.

“Working with Fujitsu is a great chance for developing a career in an international environment. Globally, our GDC teams consist of specialists representing almost 40 nationalities and speaking 40 languages” – Piotr Jankowski adds.

Fujitsu’s Katowice GDC office will be located in .KTW I – a building designed by Medusagroup architectural studio. The company will occupy approximately 6 000 sq. meters out of 18 250 sq. meters leasable area.

Maciej Wójcik, CEO TDJ Estate, says: “We are delighted that Fujitsu will become a major tenant of the first office at .KTW. The decision to choose both Katowice and our building located in the central part of the city, in the direct vicinity of Culture Zone, shows that the city and its commercial proposition continues to attract global companies. We have always placed focus on the high quality of our proposition, the latest technology solutions and the comfort of our prospective tenants, from a long-term perspective. The fact that Fujitsu will be our tenant confirms our belief that we are on the right path”.

Fujitsu will be the biggest tenant in the .KTW I building. Colliers International was the company responsible for advisory services during the leasing process. “Choosing Katowice confirms that the Silesian market meets the highest standards and expectations. Its potential – in terms of workforce and innovative office space – addresses our client’s needs” – said Barbara Pryszcz, general director Colliers Katowice.

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a wide range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155 000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu reported consolidated revenues of 4,5 trillion yen (USD 40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.