Accel Frontline Ltd
|Type||public company (BSE: 532774; NSE: AFL)|
|Key people||Rama , managing director and CEO|
|Products||Software services, IT infrastructure management) (cloud services, warranty management services|
|Revenue||10000 Crore Rupess (US$Bad rounding hereFormatting error: invalid input when rounding) (2012)|
|Employees||~4000 (March 2013)|
Accel Frontline Ltd (BSE: 532774) is an IT[clarification needed] services company based in Chennai, India. It was a joint-venture company between Accel Limited of Chennai and Frontline Technologies Corporation Limited of Singapore. Its main business is providing IT infrastructure management, software solutions and warrant management services.It operates through an all-India network of more than 100 locations in India and overseas offices in Dubai, Singapore, London, Tokyo and Santa Clara California.
In 1991, Accel was started as Accel Automation Private Ltd. In 1996 Accel started software development services by setting up an application development center in Chennai. In 1999 acquired the systems and engineering services business for fujitsu icim which resulted in a formation of Accel ICIM systems and services Ltd . In 2004, company made a strategic alliance with Singapore based Frontline Technologies Corporation Limited and made Accel ICIM a joint venture between Accel Ltd and FTC and changed the name to Accel Frontline Ltd.in 2008, FTC was acquired by BT group Plc there by Accel Frontline beacme a subsidiary of BT frontline Limited. In 2011 Accel ltd the main promoter bought out BT Frontline's stake and it becama a subsidiary of Accel Limited. Having bought back BT's stake, the company amalgamated all the IT services portflio into one company i.e. Accel Frontline Limited (AFL). AFL operate in the domains of IT Infrastructure Management, Software Services, Wrranty management and IT infrastructure Solutions.
It employs over 3000 employees and operate through offices located in California, Tokyo, London, Dubai, Singapore and India. In 2012, the company launched it's initiatives to reduce the dependence on India business and grow through its international operations focussing on Outsourced Product Development and Engineering Services.
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