Smart City Pune is on the verge of becoming smarter as American diesel engine specialist Cummins is planning to set up the group's biggest technology centre in Pune at a cost of Rs 1,500 crores.
A 16-acre campus at Kothrud will be set up by Cummins Technical Centre in India (CTCI).
According to Sandeep Sinha, Chief Operating Officer of Cummins Group India, the development of electric and hybrid vehicle solutions, including affordable emission technologies, with the help of 2,500 engineers is seen on the cards.
Talking about this project, Sinha said,
The expenditure on the proposed centre will be spread over three to five years.
With an aim of delivering affordable emission solutions for the local market, they are also aiming to be the driving force behind company’s global effort that will lead in the improvement of emission technology for vehicles and hybrid solutions.
Giving a brief outlook on this, Sinha said,
The Kothrud centre will, in a way, consolidate the company’s R&D resources at one place, just as the company had consolidated its manufacturing footprint from different locations at its facility in Phaltan, on the outskirts of Pune, in late 2000. The R&D facility will transform from being just an analysis-led design base to the one which can design, develop and execute for the company’s global operations. The centre will work on exploring and providing technology for its global operations.
Information source: economictimes
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