Tata Technologies, the global engineering services company, opened its new European Innovation and Development Centre (EIDC) today in Warwick, United Kingdom.
The EIDC is a £20 million investment in the company’s operations in the UK and Europe, following the successful growth of the business across the region.
The new building will house Tata Technologies’ engineering support services, two advanced engineering labs, as well as a modern R&D centre that will further develop the company’s capabilities and growth opportunities in key sectors including automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery. The centre will serve as the company’s European headquarters and follows on from the opening of new delivery centres in Paris and Gothenburg earlier this year.
The facility will hold approximately 600 staff and create more than 200 additional jobs for design engineers and programme managers – creating STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) job opportunities at all levels, from graduate to senior leadership roles.
In addition to the back office and sales support that it would provide for Tata Technologies' European operations, the new facility will have the ability to tear down and benchmarking activities. The centre will also have the ability to analyse vehicles, put together prototype parts and demonstrate and showcase project work for its customers.
Tata Technologies will use its relationships with regional universities to help fill new roles. The company has close ties with Coventry University, backing the university’s Ada Lovelace scheme which supports women studying courses in its faculty of engineering and computing. The company also has a partnership with Warwick University and is exploring collaborations with Birmingham, Aston and Loughborough universities as key partners for recruitment and training.
Speaking at the facility opening, S Ramadorai, chairman of Tata Technologies, said: “It is an honour to officially inaugurate Tata Technologies’ new European Innovation and Development Centre here today. We are proud to have a world class facility to house UK’s best-in-class engineering talent and help global manufacturers design, validate and manufacture the products of the future.”
Warren Harris, chief executive of Tata Technologies, said: “The opening of the European Innovation and Development Centre today is a coming of age for Tata Technologies, showcasing our commitment and confidence in our UK operations for the long term. We’re especially happy to be creating more than 200 high quality jobs in the UK for qualified technicians and engineers. Our investment in the EIDC will ensure we continue to meet our UK and international clients’ evolving demands for innovation.”