JKCS, the software subsidiary of John Keells Holdings, will be commencing operations for a dedicated offshore development centre (ODC) subsequent to its sign up recently with Redpill Linpro, a leading provider of professional open source services and products in the Nordic region.
Redpill Linpro is the leading provider of Professional Open Source services and products in the Nordic region focused on delivering products and services based on Open Source software, JKCS said in a media release. The Norwegian company has a presence in Scandinavian countries and operates offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Karlstad, Gothenburg and Stavanger, and was searching for a partner in Asia to operate an ODC as an extension to their teams based in the Nordic region.
With this objective the senior management team from Redpill Linpro visited Sri Lanka to evaluate JKCS' capabilities based on their requirements, and signed up with JKCS for their services.
Anders Liling, Chief Executive Officer Redpill Linpro Group said, "JKCS is the first company from the Asian region we have come together with to seek a mutually beneficial partnership. We are thoroughly impressed with the capabilities of the Software Engineering Services arm of JKCS who have proved their merit by handling a wide spectrum of challenging projects throughout their tenure." J.C. Ekanayake, Chief Operating Officer JKCS said the company has up to date been able to successfully run ODC and support operations delivering technically challenging work for its clients. "We are proud to be the choice of Redpill Linpro in its first venture with an Asian company."