CNH hosted a media briefing from Vice President and Country Manager Raunak Varma, APAC President Chun Woytera, and CIO and Acting Chief Technology and Quality Officer Marc Kermisch at their new center Indian technology in Gurgaon.
Attending the media briefing were PS Saini of Krishi Jagran, Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications and Public Relations, and Binita Kumari, Journalist at Krishi Jagran.
CNH Industrial, a world leader in agriculture and construction, has officially opened its new Indian technology center in the town of Gurugram, located southwest of the country’s capital, New Delhi, in northern India. . This strategic hub is an integral part of the company’s global R&D footprint focused on product development and digital solutions.
The technology center is the first of its kind in the country for CNH Industrial, equipped with the latest technologies and capabilities, including an innovation center, vehicle simulation and a state-of-the-art extended reality/virtual reality lab for support global technology. led projects.
The Center started operations in March 2021 and based on initial feedback, the addition of additional design development spaces for additive manufacturing; integrated software, data analytics, and user interface and user experience (UI/UX) with advanced simulation capabilities are planned.
This site will play a strategic role in collaborative efforts with its sister R&D centers around the world to innovate and leverage advanced technology and the digital ecosystem in India with increased efficiency for the benefit of customers.
“India’s vast potential, thriving economic development and pool of highly skilled talent make it an attractive market for our business to expand and grow,” said Chun Woytera, President Asia Pacific, CNH Industrial. “Over the past 10 years, CNH Industrial has invested significantly in our Indian manufacturing, R&D, supply base and supply chain development, among other areas.
The new technology hub will further our vision of making India a technology hub, in addition to an industrial hub, as it provides the skills needed to support the agriculture and construction sectors.”
“CNH Industrial’s Indian Technology Center will be an important part of the company’s global R&D footprint. The center will develop cutting-edge technologies, including software, in-vehicle electronics and data analytics, to support both our Indian operations and the company’s global product portfolio,” said Marc Kermisch, Director of Information and Acting Director of Technology and Quality, CNH Industrial.
Raunak Varma, Country Director, CNH Industrial India, said, “The new Technology Center significantly strengthens India’s position as a strategic location for CNH Industrial and provides the technology tools and resources needed to enhance our ability to better serve our clients.
On improving their customer connection, Runak Varma said, “Our customers are not in Delhi. They are found in rural India, and previously we had to deal with them through our distributor and that is also essential today, but we are going further and now connecting with our customers so that we can bring our innovations, our messages, campaigns and tutorials, technical bulletins directly to customers and which allow us to bridge this gap which otherwise translates in different ways.
To connect with our customers, we really needed to branch out, that’s where the tech industry comes in. That’s where I think we can reach our customers.
The center will also focus on building core competencies in software solutions and customer-influenced technologies including cloud, embedded, electrification, autonomous and advanced analytics, simulation, automation, and mechanical and electrical design.