Unisys opens Chinese coding centre

1000 people will be employed in Shanghai's latest software-development and services centre

Unisys has launched a new offshore services and software development centre in Shanghai as part of the continued expansion of its operations in China.

The Shanghai centre will employ around 1,000 people over the next three years and provide application development, IT and BPO services, technical helpdesk and support services to Unisys' global customers.

The global sourcing centre will also act as an open source "centre of excellence" for Unisys to develop and deploy open source software.

Cal Killen, vice-president of Unisys Global Services, said the centre in Shanghai will provide customers with an offshore cost advantage.

He said in a statement: "This expansion of our China operations extends Unisys' long-term commitment to providing global sourcing options that meet clients' continually evolving demands in an increasingly competitive global marketplace."

Unisys already has Chinese operations in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The new facility in Shanghai ZhangJiang Hi-Tech Park will begin operations this month.