Harley-Davidson Inc. sold its data centre in Franklin for US$8 million to NTT Worldwide Telecommunications Corp., a Japanese company with offices in Colorado.
The sale recorded on July 24 comes on the heels of Infosys, a global technology company, announcing a 5-year contract to handle information technology for Harley-Davidson. Infosys, after sealing a contract with Harley-Davidson, is to set up a facility that would be its 18th in the United States. The company is hiring some workers from Harley-Davidson’s information division and will have 125 workers at its Milwaukee facility. The Franklin building, although owned by NTT Worldwide, a separate entity from Infosys, would house some of Infosys’ perations. The building is at 4777 Ironwood Drive in Franklin. The data centre there is to be operational later this year. Harley-Davidson spokeswoman Maripat Blankenheim said the mpany no longer needs the building, but would not comment further on the sale. “We sold the building because of our association with and 5-year contract with Infosys with whom we are ntracting for info-tech services,” shesaid.
Source: The Business Journal