Tata Technologies sets up innovation center in Troy

Center will compliment headquarters in Novi, Michigan.

Bureau Report

BANGALORE: Tata Technologies, a provider of engineering services and manufacturing enterprise IT, has set up an innovation center in Troy, Michigan.

The Troy center will provide design and consulting services for automotive companies globally. The 10,000-square feet facility will initially staff 60 engineering professionals and 100 by the end of the calendar year, the company said in a statement.

The new center will also complement the Novi, Michigan North American headquarters and brings the total North America employee strength to more than 700 personnel, it added, reported Business Line.

The center will be the North American home to the Tata Technologies Vehicle Programs Development group.

“The center has been set up to develop innovative designs and offer consulting services to our global automotive firms. The center will also compliment our other center at Novi in Michigan,” the company said in a statement from Pune.

“The new center will enable us to develop innovative solutions for our global customers and the investment in the center reflects our commitment to the North American market,” Tata Technologies vehicle programs development group head Kevin Fisher said in the statement.

The vehicle programs development group has developed the landmark eMO (electric mobility) EV study released at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, reported CIOL.

The group also supports automotive manufacturers worldwide from its centers of excellence in Detroit, Coventry in Britain, Stuttgart in Germany and Pune.

“We carried out a detailed study on what type of electric vehicle will be relevant in the commercial market and extended the eMO to produce a best-in-class commercially-viable offering,” Fisher said.


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