India's third-largest software services exporter, Wipro Ltd., is in talks for software and technological support contract for an upcoming Boeing facility in India, an official said on Monday.
Boeing is investing $100 million in a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in India's western state of Maharashtra.
We are talking to them. But it's too early to comment, whether this will be a joint venture or an alliance or in some other form, Partha Sarathi Guha Patra, a vice-president at Wipro Technologies, the IT services arm of Wipro Ltd., told Reuters.
The Hindustan Times newspaper reported Wipro would be providing software tools and technological support for an array of aircraft checks and maintenance programs at the Boeings facility.
Generally 22-25 percent of any MRO investment goes to IT services. But it's really difficult to say now. It's going to take another 8-12 months, Patra said.
Wipro gets most of its revenue from IT services arm. It also has interests in computer hardware, consumer care and lightings.