American plane maker Boeing Corporation launched the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center in Bengaluru on Tuesday. The centre will employ hundreds of locals who will work to support Boeing, including its information technology & data analytics, engineering, research and technology, and tests, the company said in a statement.
The company did not specify how many people the centre will hire or the investment gone into the facility. "The centre will leverage a talented pool of employees to increase productivity and long-term competitiveness to support Boeing's engineering growth in strong global markets like India," Boeing India president Pratyush Kumar said.
In India we see a true path towards a mutual partnership for success, and the launch of this centre is a major step in that direction, he added. "Our IT has been working here with tier-1 suppliers for many years," Ted Colbert, Boeing chief information officer and a senior vice-president said, adding the new centre is instrumental in promoting our digital transformation by utilising India's talent seamlessly with our global teams.
The centre will undertake high-quality technology-driven work to support areas as diverse as the development of advanced environment-friendly coatings, data analytics for next generation airplane health management tools, software tools for airlines and airports to reduce their costs, and automation for more efficient next-gen manufacturing and analytics.
Boeing has been active in the country for the past 75 years primarily with commercial plane. More recently, its military aircraft and services business are playing an important role in the defence forces.