Cognizant acquires Japan's intelligent products and solutions firm

Cognizant Technology Solutions has acquired a Japan-based intelligent products and solutions company Brilliant Service Co Ltd, specialising in digital strategy, product design and engineering, the internet of things (IoT), and enterprise mobility, for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2004, Brilliant Service is into building connected businesses for its clients by leveraging innovative smart device solutions. The company provides end-to-end Android and iOS applications, embedded software, user experience design and online-to-offline services to major corporations in Japan, to create engaging customer experiences. Its client list includes many of Japan’s top telecommunications, manufacturing and consumer goods companies.

As part of the acquisition, a team of 70 professionals from the company will join Cognizant. 

Jayajyoti Sengupta, Asia Pacific head at Cognizant, said, “Brilliant Service’s extensive experience in planning, implementing and managing smart and connected device solutions, together with their strong understanding of the regulatory requirements for the Japanese market, will complement our digital service offerings in Japan. This acquisition underscores our commitment to the Japanese market and expands our presence across Osaka and Tokyo.”

Yoshihiko Sugimoto, CEO at Brilliant Service, said that by joining Cognizant, the company was looking forward to delivering the benefits of an expanded pool of specialised skills, global experience, best-of-breed digital solutions, and industry-acclaimed best practices to its current and future customers.

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