The centre will leverage Tata Technologies’ expertise in electric and embedded systems to work on GKN Automotive’s next-generation e-Drive technologies. There are currently 42 engineers at the lab, which will increase to over 100 by the end of the year.
“Tata Technologies, with a vision of ‘engineering a better world’, enables global OEMs and Tier 1s manufacture and realize better products through its product design and engineering capabilities. This collaboration with GKN Automotive will significantly contribute towards the development of the next-generation of electric vehicles that are sustainable and help us achieve a greener world,” said Warren Harris, Managing Director and CEO of Tata Technologies.
The centre will initially work with global customers and, over time, will look at servicing Indian companies as well.
“This is an important initiative for GKN Automotive. Collaborating with Tata Technologies to build this centre is critical in enabling us draw upon the world-class software engineering talent in India and leverage Tata Technologies’ product engineering capabilities. Our e-Drive technologies have already put us in a market-leading position, but this initiative will help us grow further, expanding and improving our technology capabilities,” said Liam Butterworth, CEO, GKN Automotive.
The centre was set up over the last six months and is spread over 12,650 square feet.
GKN Automotive specialises in developing, building and supplying market-leading driveline systems and advanced ePowertrain technologies, for most of the world’s automotive companies.