Infotech Lead India: Tata Technologies, a provider of engineering services and manufacturing enterprise IT, has set up its new Innovation Center in Troy, Michigan.
The 10,000 square feet facility will initially staff 60 engineering professionals. The company plans to increase the headcount to 100 by end of December 2013. This compliments the Novi, Michigan NA headquarters and brings the total NA employee strength to 700+.
The new Engineering and Innovation Center will leverage the local R&D talent pool to provide design and consulting services for automotive companies globally.
It will be the North American home to the Tata Technologies Vehicle Programs Development (VPD) Group, headed by Kevin Fisher, president – VPD. The VPD group has more than 300 engineers operating from its four automotive engineering centers worldwide – Pune (India), Detroit, Coventry (UK), and Stuttgart (Germany). It developed the eMO (Electric Mobility) EV study released at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The VPD Group currently supports automotive OEMs worldwide from its CoEs in Detroit, Coventry (UK), Pune (India), and Stuttgart (Germany).
Tata Technologies will also unveil the eMO-C, an all-new variant of eMO, aimed at a specific whitespace in the commercial segment on 14 March 2013.