At $8.7 bn, brand TCS grows fastest among global IT firms

At $8.7 bn, brand TCS grows fastest among global IT firms

At $8.7 bn, brand TCS grows fastest among global IT firms

The brand value of the country's largest software exporter TCS grew to USD 8.7 billion in 2015, clipping at a growth of 271 per cent from USD 2.3 billion in 2010, making it the fastest growing software brand in the world over the past five years.

With this, the Tata Group flagship retains the IT industry's highest brand strength rating of AA+, and cements position as one of the top global brands in the industry, TCS said in a statement, quoting Brand Finance, issued from London and Mumbai.

"During the past five year period 2010-15, TCS emerged as the clear growth leader in the industry, increasing its brand value from USD 2.3 billion to USD 8.7 billion, while retaining the industry's highest brand strength rating of 'AA+," the statement quoted Brand Finance, which is a world's leading brand valuation firm, as saying today.

TCS was also recognised as one of the top four global brands in IT services space for the fourth year in a row, cementing its position in the highest league of the industry, the company added.

To arrive at the brand value, Brand Finance assesses the dollar value of the reputation, image and intellectual property of the world's leading companies.

Commenting on the development, Brand Finance chief executive David Haigh said, "New-age brands are seeing immense growth in valuations. One example is Twitter, which was the fastest growing brand in 2015 across all sectors, tripling its brand value to USD4.4 billion."

"Another brand we are tracking with great interest is TCS, which has had an impressive performance over the past five years with a growth of 271 per cent, taking its brand value to USD 8.7 billion," Haigh said.

Crediting TCS' customer focus and bid to become a trusted business partner over the long term as the reasons for its achievement, Haigh said these qualities have held the brand in good stead.

"Not only has TCS become one of the strongest brands in its sector, it has also seen the largest increase in brand value over the past five years, adding over $6 billion to the value of its brand," he said.

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