HCL signs $500m strategic deal with MSD

IT provider HCL Technologies has signed a five-year strategic engagement with pharmaceutical company

HCL will extend its existing relationship with MSD, dating back to 2004, to become an integral business and technology services partner and provide a multitude of services including software-led IT offerings, remote infrastructure management, engineering and business and knowledge process services.

MSD will leverage HCL's near-shore delivery network in the US comprised of its operations centre in Raleigh, North Carolina and its global data centre delivery ecosystem, powered by its partner footprints across the globe.

Under the partnership, HCL will expand its US team in North Carolina, relying on local hires to staff projects, thus creating jobs for the local community. In total, HCL will deliver services out of 20 worldwide locations including USA, Poland, China and Brazil.

Shami Khorana, president of HCL Americas, said: "This is a landmark win for HCL, and we are proud that our growing leadership in pharmaceutical and healthcare, coupled with our previous delivery for MSD has positioned HCL as a strategic partner for MSD.

"We are committed to creating transformational value for MSD in this engagement and we look forward to playing a key role in the organization's growth across global markets."