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Tata Elxsi to hire 400 pros in 2010

January 07, 2010 19:08 IST

Tata Group company Tata Elxsi that is into product designing and animation on Thursday said it will increase its headcount by about 400 this year as the company looks to increase its services and businesses, specially in the US.

"We will be increasing our workforce by another 10 per cent this year. We would be inducting about 400 professional during the year," Nitin Pai, vice-president and marketing head, Tata Elxsi told PTI at the 10th Auto Expo.

It, currently employs around 4,000 professionals in six centres across the country. The Bangalore-based company, which is into product designing, automotive styling and multimedia, said it is looking at expanding its services in the overseas market, particularly in the US.

"A major chunk of our revenue comes from the overseas (market). Animation has a huge scope in the US. So, we are particularly looking at increasing our business there," Pai said.

The firm, which worked for the making of James Cameron's epic motion picture 'Avatar', opened a studio at Los Angeles in the US in December to grow capture Hollywood business.

Currently the company is doing animation for other Hollywood movies in association with US-based studios but with setting up of its own studio in the US, the company is expecting standalone business soon, he said.

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