Fujitsu, the Japanese provider of IT consulting services, systems integration and computing products, has inaugurated its Bangalore office. Set up on an area covering about 2,000 sq ft on Langford Road, this is the second Fujitsu IT services center in India, the other being in Mumbai. These offices come under the umbrella of Fujitsu India, a 100 percent subsidiary of Fujitsu, Japan.

Choi Chee Kong, regional group senior VP, Fujitsu, said, “The new facility would concentrate on after-sales and technical support. It will house about 86 personnel. Recruitment is still on.”

When asked whether the Bangalore facility would also include an R&D center, Kong replied that it was too early to comment on that. He said that Fujitsu was still in the process of studying the R&D options in India and they were also open to the idea of joint ventures with Indian companies.

In a move to strengthen India operations, the company also unveiled state-of-the-art servers, enterprise storage and personal computing products in India. Elaborating on the company’s market segments, Kong stated that Fujitsu had a presence in the end-user and the networking markets. The company, he said, was also keen to capture about 5 percent of the Indian IT server market.

Kong observed, “India is currently going through a huge information technology-based revolution and we would like to play an active part in such an exciting market place. We are committed toward the Indian market in terms of offering products and services in line with global standards of quality, reliability and after-sales service, brand traits that have made Fujitsu a household name the world over.”

Kong also said that Fujitsu was keen to strengthen its business model in India, and that it would be a three-tier partner-centric approach comprising distributors, system integrators and authorized service partners (ASP). He said that the Fujitsu India partners would be supported by Fujitsu India and from the regional HQ in Singapore. He said that talks were on with partners, and that the company would be announcing distributors in the next month or so.

Kong also announced that Fujitsu would be opening a Platform Services Center (PSC) in China shortly.