DP World to hire 700 technology staff in India by mid-2023
Sets up technology innovation centre in Gurugram following recent launches in Hyderabad and Bangalore
DP World launched its latest innovation centre in Gurugram, which will soon host 240 staff working on critical solutions for global supply chains.
"The new centre, around 17-km southwest of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, will house development teams who will work on DP World's latest cutting-edge trade and logistics solutions to revolutionise how trade flows through every link of the global supply chain, creating stability, security, and profitability for cargo owners," says an official release.
DP World had just 50 employees in India working on technology solutions at the beginning of 2021. The number has already grown to more than 450 with the opening of three centres this year. Employee headcount is expected to reach 700 by the middle of next year, the release said.
"At DP World, we are focused on developing cutting-edge applications and solutions to solve real-world trade problems," says Pradeep Desai, Chief Technology Officer, DP World. "Across the industries in which we operate in, trade is moving from analogue to embrace new digital solutions. Our teams will be able to build and trial new solutions – from conception to execution – helping to automate the flow of trade. We are investing heavily in end-to-end logistics, trade finance, e-commerce and market access, all for benefitting cargo owners. In addition, efficiencies can be achieved in supply chains by using IoT to run operations, digital twins to monitor activities and movement of cargo via alternate modes of transport using optimisation techniques. These are just some examples of how technology is helping achieve DP World's vision."