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Kraft Heinz signs MoU, in the presence of Chief Minister and Industries Minister, to set up company’s first Global Capability Centre in Gujarat

    IT/ITeS policy receives an overwhelming response – 17 MoUs signed to create more than 29,000 new jobs

    Kraft Heinz kickstarts the country’s first Global Capability Centre (GCC) in Ahmedabad

    Gandhinagar, September 21, 2023: Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, the Government of Gujarat is dedicated efforts to create an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat through Aatmanirbhar Gujarat’. In this regard, the government announced the Gujarat IT/ITeS Policy 2022-27, aiming to create a robust ecosystem for Ease of Doing Business in the state.

    This policy has received an overwhelming response, with the state’s Department of Science and Technology signing 17 MoUs so far to create more than 29,000 new jobs in the state.

    Kraft Heinz, the fifth-largest food company in the world, has inaugurated the company’s first Global Capability Center (GCC) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

    Furthermore, in the next three years, the state aims to hire over 1,800 professionals to expand employment opportunities across Gujarat.

    In the presence of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel and Industries Minister Shri Balvantsinh Rajput, the MoU was signed between Mr. Vijay Nehra, Secretary of Department of Science and Technology and Mr. Serge De Vos, Head of Global Business Services, Kraft Heinz Company. This marks the establishment of Kraft Heinz’s first Global Capability Centre in India, which has commenced operations in Gujarat.

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that the establishment of the Global Capability Centre (GCC) by Kraft Heinz showcases an environment of favourable conditions for Ease of Doing Business in Gujarat. Mr. Serge De Vos said that following initial discussions with the Chief Minister, Kraft Heinz promptly made the decision and established their first Global Capability Centre (GCC) in the state within six months. Additionally, for the creation of more employment and investment, the MoU was signed today at Gandhinagar. The Global Capability Centre represents a new direction in Kraft Heinz’s major transformation. The company is leveraging its technological capabilities through joint ventures and collaborations with cutting-edge innovators. These capabilities will be further extended to enhance operational efficiency, innovation, and service delivery in Kraft Heinz’s global operations, utilizing advanced technologies, data analytics, and agile methodologies.

    Mr. Serge De Vos expressed that they are enthusiastic about announcing their partnership with the Government of Gujarat to establish a Global Capability Centre in Ahmedabad. The city’s strategic location, robust infrastructure, and pool of skilled talent make it an ideal choice for the company’s IT, analytics, global business services, finance, and supply chain. They have been greatly impressed by the quality of talent available in Gujarat.

    It is noteworthy that the Kraft Heinz Company’s Global Capability Centre (GCC) is a dedicated facility established to centralize and expand various robust business operations such as IT, finance, GBS, supply chain, and more. By leveraging local talent and resources, it will focus on operational efficiency and innovation.

    Chief Secretary Shri Raj Kumar, Chief Principal Secretary to CM Shri K. Kailashnathan, Additional Chief Secretaries, along with other senior secretaries and representatives of the company were present during the MoU signing.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat