Castleton Technology plc has expanded its operation with new offices in India, which officially opened on 10th December 2018. Operating from Bangalore in the south and Baroda in the north, Castleton India will enhance the company’s capability for development and testing of new social housing software solutions, with a team of 16 people across the two offices.
The move will extend Castleton’s existing ‘bandwidth’, complementing its UK operations and providing additional resources to enable new solutions to be brought to market more quickly while also improving customer response times by delivering enhanced functionality across existing solutions.
Commenting on the launch of Castleton India, CEO Dean Dickinson said, “This move represents a strategic alliance that will add reliable scalability to our UK based organisation. The development team at Castleton UK have been working with the team in India under a collaboration agreement since March 2018 and together produced our latest offering, Castleton.DIGITAL, which was launched successfully earlier this month. We are all very excited about this expansion of our business and look forward to forthcoming projects already in the pipeline.”
Mukesh Patel and Sushil Tasgaonkar, experienced and well-respected figures in the software sector in India, will be respectively Non-executive Chairman and CTO & Managing Director of Castleton Indian operations. Both worked alongside Dean Dickinson over a number of years before Dickinson joined Castleton, and together with Ian Niblock, Director of Development & Product Strategy at Castleton in the UK, represent a trusted team able to deliver on Castleton’s strategic objectives.
With over 600 existing customers, Castleton provides solutions to housing associations seeking to streamline the management of their properties, tenants and workflow. “What sets us apart is our integrated technology to empower our housing providers,” Dickinson concludes. “Where others provide either managed IT services or software solutions, Castleton deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions and services, that interface with customers’ existing systems. That’s what we’re known for and that’s what we’re investing in with Castleton India. It’s an exciting time for the company and we welcome our new colleagues to the Castleton community!”
Photograph features (left to right):
Sushil Tasgaonkar – CTO & Managing Director, Castleton Indian Operations
Mukesh Patel – Non-executive Chairman, Castleton Indian Operations
Dean Dickinson – Chief Executive Officer, Castleton Technology plc.
Ian Niblock – Director of Development & Product Strategy, Castleton Technology plc.