Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Novartis Group on Thursday opened its new office complex Novartis Knowledge City, the largest of its five global service centres.
Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao inaugurated the new complex of Novartis Global Service Centers (NGSC), a nine-storied structure with a gross area of 800,000 square feet, or sufficient space to enable Novartis to absorb future growth.
The other global NGSCs are in Mexico City, Dublin, Prague, Kuala Lumpur.
With about 3,500 employees, Novartis Business Services (NBS) in Hyderabad provides services in IT, financial reporting and accounting, human resources services, procurement and product lifecycle services. Pharma development focuses on data management, statistics, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilence and clinical trial operations.
Novartis, which started operations here in 2007, had two offices at Mindspace in the Hitec City, which have now moved to the new complex, the company said in a statement.
The company’s third location in the city – the lab facility at Genome Valley, will continue its operations at the same site.
The company expects to drive collaboration, efficiency and productivity gains by providing centralized services.