What was a suburban area in the early parts of the millennium has on gone to become a tech hub in recent years. Whitefield has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and has become a destination for companies.
One of the reasons Whitefield became a hub was because in the late’s 90’s it was considered further away from the city and at that point of time it was only known for the Sai Baba Ashram.
Over time, townships such as Prestige Shantiniketan cropped up and gave access to cheap residential apartments that were in close proximity to companies.
Whitefield boasts of the highest number of tech parks in one single area in Bangalore. These business parks host hundreds of companies that hire lakhs of employees. Here are the corporate companies in Whitefield, Bangalore.
Top Companies in Whitefield Bangalore
- Mu Sigma
- Hewlett Packard
- Schneider Electric
- GE Healthcare
Software Companies in Whitefield Bangalore
- L&T Infotech
Aegis is an arm of Essar Group currently that was founded in 1992. In 2004, Essar acquired Aegis. Aegis has headquarters in the United States and Mumbai.
Essar caters to a wide range of clients in fields such as telecom, travel, hospitality, gaming, consumer goods and more.
Aegis is a predominantly a BPO arm of Essar.
Address: Bengaluru, Pattandur Agrahara, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Mu Sigma is unlike other technology/ services companies in India. It is a management consulting firm that offers data analytics as a service. Founded in 2004 by Dhiraj Rajaram, the company is valued over a $1 Billion.
Address: Aviator Building, Whitefield Road, Ascendas ITPL SEZ, EPIP Zone, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
TCS is one of the largest private sector hirers in India and by market capilization, they are also the largest IT company in India. TCS is part of the Tata Group that adds to its merit.
TCS has been ranked constantly as India’s number one IT company. It was founded in the year 1968 making it one of the oldest IT companies.
Address: Vydehi RC-1 Block, No 82, EPIP Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Mindtree was founded in 1999 by Subroto Bagchi and five others. Subroto Bagchi is a popular figure in corporate circles not only for building a global brand such as Mindtree but also for his books such as “The art, the science, the witchcraft” and “The high-performance entrepreneur”
Mindtree deals in the latest technologies such as cloud computing, enterprise resource planning, data analytics and e-commerce.
Mindtree has 19,000+ employees who work out of 43 offices in over 17 countries. Mindtree’s revenues are just shy of the $1 Billion mark, raking in $846 million according to 2017 data.
They have acquired 11 companies over their 19 year existence.
Address: 150, Shivaji Nagar, KIADB Export Promotion Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Accenture is one of the largest management consulting firms in the world. Previously known as Andersen Consulting, Accenture mainly focuses on strategy, technology, digital marketing, analytics and mobility services.
Address: Divyashree Techno Park (SEZ), No.36/2 K R Puram, Hobli, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Oracle is an MNC registered in the United States. Founded in 1977 by its iconic founded Larry Ellison, Oracle has gone on to become quite reputable in the database management industry. Oracle also owns Java, they acquired the rights to Java when they acquired Sun Microsystem.
Oracle India has offices in major cities of the country.
Address: Gopalan Global Axis, Unit-I & Unit-II, No. 152, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Everybody knows Wipro as an IT services company, but most people aren’t aware of Wipro’s healthcare division. Wipro’s healthcare division manufactures medical devices that solve the world’s biggest health problems. Apart from manufacturing devices, they also build software that caters to the same segment.
Address: No. 122, (part 1) Xray division EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Hewlett Packard is a computer and peripherals manufcturer. Started in 1939, the company is named after is founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard. They flipped a coin to see, whose name would come first and Bill obviously won.
HP is one of the most recognizable brands in India, with their Pavillion laptops doing exceedingly well.
Address: 16 & 24, Magnolia Building, Brookefield, Kalyani Tech Park, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037
AIG is a popular insurance company that is headquartered in New York. Founded in Shanghai, 99 years ago, AIG has become one of the largest insurance companies in the world. They came into the limelight for being the official sponsors of the Manchester United Football club a few years back.
In India, AIG has partnered with TATA to bring insurance to the masses. As of 2017, AIG made $49.2 Billion in revenue.
They hire 50,000+ employees in over 80 countries.
Address: ITPL Main Rd, Thigalarapalya, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the United Kingdom. They deal with groceries and other household products. Tesco was founded in the year 1919 and celebrate their 100th year anniversary in 2019.
Based on revenues, they are the ninth largest retailer in the world. They have stores across Europe and parts of Asia.
They have more than 6,000+ stores in total. They hire over 476,000 employees worldwide and make revenues of £55.9 Billion as of 2017.
Address: 81 & 82, EPIP Area, Near Vydehi Hospital, Tesco Campus Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
IBM or International Business Machines is one of the oldest companies in the list having been founded in 1911. IBM employs over 350,000 employees in India which is one of the highest employee count for a multinational corporation. If some reports are to be believed, IBM hires more employees in India than in the United States.
The biggest inventions in the world of tech can be attributed to them. ATM’s floppy disks, hard drives are some of IBM’s inventions. IBM is also affectionaly called ‘Big Blue’.
Address: First Technology Place, adjacent to Satya Sai Baba Hospital, KIADB Export Promotion Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Capgemini is similar to Accenture. They deal in IT services, consulting, outsourcing and other professional services. Capgemini has a huge presence in India with over 50% of its total employee count in the country. Capgemini has 100,000 employees in India.
Capgemini made €12.79 Billion in the year 2017.
Capgemini has a presence and build products and offer services in various fields such as Green IT, Procurement, Finance, Infrastructure, Workforce management, Supply Chain and more.
Address: 172, EPIP Zone Whitefield Rd, Phase 2, Brookefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Dell was founded over 34 years ago in a garage by Michael Dell. They employ over 103,000 employees around the world. Dell is a popular personal computer and desktop brand in India. Dell in the year 2016 went private from a public company after a brief tussle with shareholders.
In 2016, Dell also made one of their biggest acquistions, when they acquired EMC Corp.
Address: 123, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
SAP is one of the biggest software companies in the world. SAP stands for “Systems, Applications and Products”. Headquartered in Germany, the 47-year-old company makes software products for numerous industries such as service, financial and consumer.
SAP has acquired more than 70 companies in its lifetime and is one of the biggest acquirers. SAP is most popular for its accounting software.
Address: #138, SAP Labs Road, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Schneider Electric is a French manufacturing company that mostly manufactures hardware products that focus on energy management, automation among others.
They have 140,000+ employees worldwide. Schneider Electric is one among the many manufacturing companies in Whitefield, Bangalore.
Address: Tower-C, 63/3B, Whitefield Ashram road, Hobli, Bidarahalli, Gorvigere Village, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560067
Huawei is China’s leading mobile phone manufacturer. They recently beat Apple as the best selling smartphone company in China. Although they have enjoyed grand success in China, Huawei’s success in India has been lukewarm.
They have been making giant strides in that department by bringing a budget brand called Honor which has picked up the pace in the Indian subcontinent.
Address: Survey No.37, Next to, EPIP Zone Whitefield Rd, Kundalahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037
Unilever is one of the world’s largest fast moving consumer goods manufacturers. The company is based out of London and the Netherlands. It’s a Fortune 500 company with revenues of over $62 Billion as on 2017.
Unilever has a rich history that dates back to the year 1929. In India, Unilever is known as Hindustan Unilever or HUL for short.
They have 169,000+ employees worldwide.
Address: No. 64, Millennium Avenue, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
L&T Infotech is an offshoot of the construction conglomerate that is Larsen & Toubro (L&T). L&T Infotech has been rebranded and in recent years has been known as LTI.
LTI was initially handling the outsourcing jobs of its parent company but soon started taking projects from other companies.
It’s always in the top ten list of IT companies in India.
Address: 25-31, Rd Number 7, KIADB Industrial Area, EPIP 2nd Phase, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Living in Whitefield
Whitefield’s growth hasn’t come without growing pains. There was backlash recently from the Whitefield residents association in regards to the infrastructure of Whitefield. The roads are blocked, narrow and breaking creating heavy traffic jams.
There is water problem in Whitefield because of overuse of the borewell and reliance on external water supply companies.
The future of Whitefield from a resident point of view looks bleak as most professionals would look to move out of the and to new cities.
But from an opportunity standpoint, Whitefield’s numerous tech parks and companies will ensure constant growth!