According to Danielle D’Angelo, spokesperson for the company, the facility will offer full service end-to-end technology, consulting and systems integration services, and also will house a training center.
This will be the 18th office location in the U.S. for the Bangalore, India-based company, including the U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas.
"It is critical for Infosys to create global hubs of talent, and the Midwest is a key region with a number of our important clients," said Ashok Vemuri, head of the Americas and member of the board at Infosys. "We welcome Harley-Davidson as our lead client at the new Wisconsin center, and look forward to servicing additional customers from this location, providing innovative technology and consulting solutions as we help build tomorrow's enterprises."
Harley-Davidson's contract with Infosys provides a range of technology services including applications management, infrastructure support and hosting services. As part of this long-term partnership, Infosys will also establish a training center to facilitate knowledge reuse and to conduct education related to information technology operations and business processes.
The Milwaukee facility is expected to open by the end of 2012 and will include 125 positions initially. That includes a number of positions expected to migrate from Harley Davidson, D’Angelo said.
Infosys hired 1,200 people in the United States in 2011, and has already added more than 1,000 employees in the country this year. Total U.S. recruitment is expected to be close to 2,000 by the end of 2012.
"The engagement with Infosys is part of Harley-Davidson's overall realignment of its internal information services and technology capability," said David Cotteleer, Harley-Davidson vice president and chief information officer. "Given the rapidly changing IT landscape, a strategic partner can more effectively provide technology related services in many areas, including data network engineering and data center operations. After a thorough review, we are pleased to have selected Infosys for its leadership in technology innovation and the quality of its services and support. We also appreciate their commitment to job creation in Milwaukee."