HCL STORY

HCL Story: The journey of a 44 years old start-up.

1978

I. The Birth Of Computers
HCL creates PC, 6 months before IBM

HCL 8C was born, India’s first indigenous computer. Built at the same time as Apple.

1982

HCL begins computer education

Shiv establishes NIIT, creating a pipeline of skilled workforce for the IT industry

1985

HCL introduces NUS to UNIX

Develops India’s first Unix based computer, delivering multi-platform capabilities to users

1983

II. The Information Age
HCL Invents RDBMS

Indigenously develops Relational Database Management Systems, to help manage large volumes of data

1988

HCL invents symmetric processor

Develops Magnum – a symmetric multi-processor system, bringing benefits of Unix to small businesses

1991

HCL ties up with HP

JV with HP helps HCL build up its R&D skills and make mainframes affordable for everyone

1993

III. The Dawn of the Mobile
HCL digitizes National Stock Exchange

Digitized the National Stock Exchange and made it more transparent and accessible

1995

HCL ties up with Nokia

Leveraging its vast distribution network for Nokia to help build the Indian mobile market

1999

HCL helps make flying cheaper

Brings flexible pricing systems to Indian airlines, making air travel accessible to more people

2000

HCL helps to simplify banking

HCL transformed the Indian Banking sector through digitization

2001

IV. Geography is History!
HCL set up first Global Delievery Center

HCL emerged as a leading global player in Remote Infrastructure Management

2003

HCL sells 100,000 PCs

First Indian company to achieve this, democratizing power of technology.

2007

V. The Birth of Bigfoot
HCL builds up RIM business

Providing remote backend services, helping businesses focus on their core competence

2011

HCL helps launch Dreamliner 787

By providing comprehensive, through-the-line support across both software and hardware systems

2011

HCL Foundation established

HCL Foundation was established as a CSR arm of HCL Tech to create a source code for sustainable socio-economic development

2016

VI. The Era Of Brains
HCL beigns IBM partnership on Platforms and IP

Builds features, functions on existing IBM platforms & products, and hybrid & public cloud SaaS platforms

2015

HCL partners with Manchester United F.C.

Creating one of the world’s largest fan engagement platforms for Manchester United by connecting over a billion fans

2017

HCL supports Volvo Ocean Race

Providing end-to-end solutions for sailing’s greatest round-the-world challenge running over 8 month

2020
HCL extends its 12+ partnership with Fonterra

HCL extended the partnership with Fonterra to bring its IT infrastructure services under one umbrella

2019
HCL made the biggest Indian IT deal with IBM

Buys select IBM software products in the biggest IP deal by an Indian IT firm, worth $1.8 Billion

HCL Story: The journey of a 44 years old start-up.

1978

I. The Birth Of Computers
HCL creates PC, 6 months before IBM

HCL 8C was born, India’s first indigenous computer. Built at the same time as Apple.

1982

HCL begins bomputer education

Shiv establishes NIIT, creating a pipeline of skilled workforce for the IT industry

1983

II. The Information Age
HCL Invents RDBMS

Indigenously develops Relational Database Management Systems, to help manage large volumes of data

1985

HCL introduces NUS to UNIX

Develops India’s first Unix based computer, delivering multi-platform capabilities to users

1988

HCL invents symmetric processor

Develops Magnum – a symmetric multi-processor system, bringing benefits of Unix to small businesses

1991

HCL ties up with HP

JV with HP helps HCL build up its R&D skills and make mainframes affordable for everyone

1993

III. THE DAWN OF THE MOBILE
HCL digitizes National Stock Exchange

Digitized the National Stock Exchange and made it more transparent and accessible

1995

HCL ties up with Nokia

Leveraging its vast distribution network for Nokia to help build the Indian mobile market

1999

HCL helps make flying cheaper

Brings flexible pricing systems to Indian airlines, making air travel accessible to more people

2000

HCL helps to simplify banking

HCL transformed the Indian Banking sector through digitization

2001

IV. GEOGRAPHY IS HISTORY!
HCL Set up first Global Delievery Center

HCL emerged as a leading global player in Remote Infrastructure Management

2003

HCL sells 100,000 PCs

First Indian company to achieve this, democratizing power of technology.

2007

V. The Birth of Bigfoot
HCL builds up RIM business

Providing remote backend services, helping businesses focus on their core competence

2011

HCL helps launch Dreamliner 787

By providing comprehensive, through-the-line support across both software and hardware systems

2011

HCL Foundation established

HCL Foundation was established as a CSR arm of HCL Tech to create a source code for sustainable socio-economic development

2015

HCL partners with Manchester United F.C.

Creating one of the world’s largest fan engagement platforms for Manchester United by connecting over a billion fans

2016

VI. The Era Of Brains
HCL beigns IBM partnership on Platforms and IP

Builds features, functions on existing IBM platforms & products, and hybrid & public cloud SaaS platforms

2017

HCL supports Volvo Ocean Race

Providing end-to-end solutions for sailing’s greatest round-the-world challenge running over 8 month

2019
HCL made the biggest Indian IT deal with IBM

Buys select IBM software products in the biggest IP deal by an Indian IT firm, worth $1.8 Billion

2020
HCL extends its 12+ partnership with Fonterra

HCL extended the partnership with Fonterra to bring its IT infrastructure services under one umbrella