ZF strengthens its technology footprint in India with the launch of an expanded facility in Hyderabad
Hyderabad : ZF Group in India today inaugurated its new Tech center facility at Hyderabad. Sri. KT Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for IT E&C (Electronics & Communication), MA&UD (Municipal Administration & Urban Development) and Industries & Commerce Departments, State of Telangana, inaugurated this facility. Mr. Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Principal Secretary, IT E&C (Electronics & Communication), MA&UD (Municipal Administration and Urban Development) and Industries & Commerce Departments of the State of Telangana Government graced the occasion. Mr. Suresh KV, President and Regional Head, ZF in India, Mr. Dirk Adamczyk, Sr. VP Engineering Services & Solutions Innovation and Technology, and Mr. Krishnaswamy Jambunathan, Vice President and Head Tech Center India, represented the leadership of ZF Group and were all in attendance.
The ZF Tech Center India inaugurated its first facility in Hyderabad in 2017 and has since continued to grow in talent, doubling their headcount over the past two years, despite the COVID pandemic.
As a strategic partner to the Engineering Teams across the globe, the employees in this facility, will focus on projects that are in core and application development, serving every region and supporting most OEMs. Furthermore, the emphasis for growth and talent will be in key technology areas of AI applications, Data Sciences and Digitalization, with a strong focus in developing technologies in Digital Twin and Simulations, Cybersecurity, and Functional Safety. The center will also be a hub for key competencies for product development including Systems Engineering and Project Management and supports various advanced engineering projects in domains of System Functions as well as on Autonomous Driving.
Tech Center India is critical for ZF Group globally in pursuing talent for the Technology Domains of E-Mobility, ADAS, Integrated Safety and Vehicle Motion Control along with Digitalization. It is core to the Refresh India Strategy and to enable the Group’s ambition of driving the next generation mobility, with software playing the role of a key enabler.
The new facility is the largest software hub for the ZF Group. Spread over 300,000 sq. ft., it offers employees open workspaces for innovation, collaboration, and ideation. This center also has innovation hubs where employees can contribute to the growth and evolution of solutions and “out-of-box ideas”. The new Tech Center will play a critical role in the growth and positioning of ZF Group globally and as well in India.
Mr. Suresh KV, President and Regional Head for ZF in India commented, “For us as ZF, we have always believed that our future automotive technology will change lives in a positive manner. ZF will help make vehicles faster, cleaner, efficient, and greener. This will also contribute to the “Vision Zero” strategy for safer mobility. With our vision and the market requirements, this new Tech Center will help contribute to the overall needs of the stakeholders and impact our technological contribution- enabling us to partner with OEMs on their e-mobility, VMC and safety requirements.”
Mr. Dirk Adamczyk, Sr. VP Engineering Services and Solutions, Innovation & Technology said, “For ZF as a global technology company in the automotive and industrial technology segment, our global Tech Centers are a key factor in our strategy and vision. The Tech Center India gives us a unique advantage to leverage local engineering talent for local and global projects.”
Mr. Krishnaswamy Jambunathan, VP and Head – Technology Center India, ZF Group in India, mentioned, “This new expanded facility is a beacon of our strengths in the technology space and will continue contributing as a critical asset in the innovation landscape for the company. The future of vehicles is connected, autonomous, sharing, and electric, and at ZF, we are equipped with the right talent and resources to contribute to this growing sector.”