Wipro Limited is a public company that was started in 1945 as a manufacturer of vegetable oils. Over time, the company has diversified into other areas, and is currently one of the largest providers of IT services in India.
The company is divided into three different groups, each with its own products and focus. Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting manufactures consumer products and industrial lights. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering specializes in hydraulic cylinder applications for heavy industries. Wipro GE Medical Systems Limited is a partnership with General Electric providing IT and diagnostic services to the medical industry.
According to Wikipedia, over 130,000 workers are employed at Wipro spread across its locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, its headquarters in Bangalore, and other cities.
In 2002, Wipro BPO was founded to service clients in finance, telecom, manufacturing, and other industries.
According to an annual survey conducted by Brand Finance and The Economic Times in 2010, Wipro is 9th most valuable brand in India. In 2011, the company recorded profits of nearly $1.2 billion. – less