[Wcsa - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] The milestones in 78 years of development of Wipro Limited, the "giant" in the technology industry in India (1945)


(wcsa.) Wipro Limited (formerly, Western India Palm Refined Oils Limited) is an Indian multinational corporation that provides information technology, consulting and business process services. Wipro's capabilities range across cloud computing, cyber security, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, robotics, data analytics, and other technology consulting services to customers in 167 countries.

Today, the Wipro brand is an embodiment of customer-centric excellence, a drive for sustainability, and outstanding corporate citizenship. Wipro's innovative solutions, lasting partnerships, and commitment to its communities have helped the company become one of the largest, most trusted IT services companies in the world, with more than 250,000 employees in over 66 countries.



The company’s milestones:

29 December 1945 - The company was incorporated in Amalner, India, by Mohamed Premji as Western India Vegetable Products Limited, later abbreviated to Wipro.

On 7 June 1977 - The name of the company changed from Western India Vegetable Products Limited, to Wipro Products Limited.

1980 - Wipro launched information technology services for the domestic market, setting up in Bangalore a crack-team of R&D and marketing managers, headed by Ashok Narasimhan.

1982 - The name was changed again, from Wipro Products Limited to Wipro Limited.

1985 - Wipro begins to manufacture toilet soaps, PCs, and dot-matrix printers.



1989 - General Electric and Wipro create a joint venture for medical systems.

1992 - Lighting business is established.

1995 - Wipro discarded its PC brand when it formed a joint venture with Acer, a Taiwan-based computer and peripherals manufacturer and distributor.

1998 - Wipro GE emerged as the largest healthcare systems company in South Asia, and in that same year, became the top exporter of such systems in India.

1999 - Wipro was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

August of 2000 -  Wipro launched a "Portal-in-a-Box," which was a fixed-price, end-to-end solution to help businesses create a sales presence on the Web.

2004 - Wipro became the second Indian IT company to earn $1 billion in annual revenue.

2012 - Wipro demerged its non-IT businesses into a separate company called Wipro Enterprises.Prior to this demerger, these businesses, mainly in the consumer care, lighting, furniture, hydraulics, water treatment, and medical diagnostics, contributed about 10% of Wipro's total revenues.



2020 - Wipro has committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040, with an intermittent goal of reducing emissions 55% by 2030.

October 2021 - Wipro's Net Zero plans were certified by the Science-based Targets Initiative.

According to en.wikipedia; .zippia.com; referenceforbusiness.com. 


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