Hyderabad, 22 January, 2018: Planon, a leading provider of IWMS (Integrated Workplace Management Solutions) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its operations in India, by expanding its Planon Innovation Centre (PIC) in Hyderabad.
Planon started its Indian operations in 2008 with a small core team, and over the past decade expanded it into a full-fledged innovation hub employing 130+ professionals. The Planon Innovation Centre at Hyderabad is fully integrated with global delivery infrastructure of Planon, and has evolved into a major delivery hub with mature capabilities to support customers across all geographies with a full-service portfolio.
Speaking on the occasion, Pierre Guelen, CEO and founder of Planon, stated:
“It gives us immense pleasure to note that our Hyderabad Planon Innovation Centre has evolved into a major innovation hub, fulfilling all our strategic objectives and supporting our global expansion. As we look back proudly at a decade of success, it is gratifying to note that some of our first team members who joined us in 2008 are still with us”
Planon is the leading provider of software solutions and services to global businesses for managing their facilities and real estate. Planon serves +2,000 customers across 40 countries, with offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, India, Austria, Hong Kong and The United States. Founded in 1982, with its global headquarters in The Netherlands, Planon employs +600 professionals, committed to the success of its customers across the world.
Planon is recognized as a Leader in the IWMS Magic Quadrant by Gartner, and in the IWMS Green Quadrant® by Verdantix.
Planon India leveraged its strategic and collaborative partnership with coMakeIT, a Hyderabad-based IT service provider to setup and scale its PIC.
Pierre Guelen | Chief Executive Officer
As founder and CEO of Planon, Pierre Guelen is responsible for global operations and is the architect of the company’s strategy and overall vision.
Pierre Guelen spearheads Planon’s leadership role in the facility management and real estate software industry. Since founding Planon in 1982, Pierre Guelen has taken an active role in increasing the profile of the industry and of demonstrating the role that real estate and facilities play in supporting overall business strategy and driving bottom line success. His leadership has resulted in the organisation winning multiple awards, including being honored as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies. Pierre Guelen was educated at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch and Rotterdam and has a degree in Industrial Engineering.
INVITING THE CONSUL GENERAL
Mr.Guido Tielman, the Consul general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mumbai always quotes our relation as “India and the Netherland: a match made in heaven”
The Dutch and Indian economies seem to be a perfect match: the Netherlands functions as India’s hub in Europe, as evidence for example by the fact that more than 200 Indian companies have established themselves there, creating job and adding value to the Dutch economy. Also, in terms of connectivity the sky is literally the limit: in about two years’ time, direct flights between the Netherlands and India have increased from one per day to currently five direct flights. Conversely, India has become a pivotal BPO base for Dutch companies, filling in the gaps in terms of IT skills that we experience in the Netherlands.
According to the Consul General, this economic complementarity between the Netherlands and India at various levels augurs extremely well for continued strengthening of our bilateral economic ties
Netherlands is the 5th largest investment partner globally and in the last three years it has emerged as the 3rd largest source of FDI for the country.
While large Dutch companies such as Phillips, Shell, etc have focused to setup their offshore teams in India and making India as their Asia hub, Indian technology titans like TCS, Infosys, etc are focusing more in Netherlands by setting up their offices. Jet airways is already making Amsterdam Schiphol airport as its European hub. These collaborations have made Indian and Dutch economies to be a perfect match.
The Consul General is here for the formal launch of Planon India software development operations showcasing the commitment of further strengthening the IT ties between the Dutch and Indian companies.