President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurates Aditya Birla Minacs facility in Philippines

15th August, 2007

Her Excellency, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today inaugurated the Aditya Birla Minacs facility in Manila, Philippines. Aditya Birla Minacs is a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Nuvo.

This centre will expand the company's global footprint of offerings and add to the existing 30 delivery centers globally. The Philippines facility currently has about 200 employees providing inbound customer services to global clients.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sharad Junghare, COO, Asia of Aditya Birla Minacs said, "With strong infrastructure, top talent and tremendous government support, we see Philippines open up a huge opportunity for us. We are delighted to be in Philippines, and we value the support and encouragement we have received throughout the site selection and development process for this center and the other Aditya Birla Group businesses that have been operating here."

He added, "We are extremely grateful to the government of the Philippines for the support extended to us. We see tremendous opportunities in providing our customers with world-class services and will be looking to grow our business rapidly. We have featured the Philippines option in several major client proposals in the last several months."

Paneesh Rao, Chief People Officer, Aditya Birla Minacs said, "Aditya Birla Minacs' staff in North America and India are focused on quality. Philippines has a proven track record in providing a large pool of talented people focused on quality as well as an extremely conducive business environment, which we intend to leverage to global advantage."

Her Excellency, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated the new center by unveiling the plaque and lighting the lamp (which signifies the opening of the center). After the inauguration, she interacted with the employees in the operations area and appreciated the work being done at the center.

About Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide (formerly TransWorks) Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide (formerly TransWorks) is a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Nuvo (part of the Aditya Birla Group). The company currently employs over 11,000 employees across 30 facilities in Canada, Germany, Hungary, India, United Kingdom, United States and Philippines providing services in 28 languages. Aditya Birla Minacs delivers superior outsourced solutions to global 1000 automotive, financial services, technology and telecom companies. Aditya Birla Minacs adheres to the highest standards of quality, data security and confidentiality of client information and is certified to the COPC-2000, ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 27001 standards.

For more information, please contact:
Sharad Junghare,COO,
AsiaAditya Birla Minacs Worldwide Ltd.
Tel: 91-80-4109 6000