FCA partners Wipro to establish Its first Global Digital Hub in India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Jan 2021


India’s leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, Wipro has announced that it has been selected as a strategic technology services partner by American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to establish its first Global Digital Hub in Hyderabad, India.

It maybe recollected that on December 16, 2020, FCA had announced a commitment of around Rs 1,100 crore to establish a digital hub that will create nearly 1,000 new cutting-edge technology jobs by the end-2021. The newly recruited employees will work on products and concepts, which the company says will define the future of mobility at FCA. The digital hub, called FCA ICT India, will support FCA’s Information and Communication Technology operations to focus on delivering premium mobility services and help FCA achieve its goal to enhance customer centricity through digital transformation.

As part of the new engagement, Wipro will source and build a talent pool of more than 1,000 skilled consultants and technologists for FCA ICT India who will help develop capabilities around futuristic technologies. The hub will showcase world-class high-performance engineering skills and digital best practices. FCA ICT India will be built from the ground up to meet FCA’s specific needs and growth agenda in the region. Wipro’s global expertise in the automobile sector will enable FCA to acquire the best talent and achieve digital transformation at scale.

Commenting on this partnership, Ashish Saxena, head of Manufacturing, Wipro said, “The automotive industry needs a robust digital infrastructure that will accelerate the pace of innovation and change it is currently experiencing. We are thrilled to partner with FCA and bring a collaborative operating model that will allow them to build customised digital solutions for their customers. We will help catalyse FCA’s transformation and innovation by leveraging our global technology partnerships, in-house IPs and accelerators in the automobile sector. Furthermore, this alliance will create new career opportunities in Hyderabad.”

Karim Lalani, head – FCA ICT India said, “This partnership will help us leverage Wipro’s global IT expertise to develop new-age mobility solutions and services. Wipro will serve as a strategic technology services partner to build a high-performance digital engineering team that closely maps our needs to innovate and enhance our customers’ experience. It requires a truly agile mindset like Wipro’s to deliver productivity, scale, and speed, thereby nurturing an exciting work culture and plenty of career growth opportunities.”

As part of the understanding, FCA ICT India will enable Wipro to provide solutions towards operational challenges to ensure productivity remains unaffected. The partnership will fulfil the need for increased speed of delivery, heightened risk management processes and better control. Establishing the Global Digital Hub in India will drive both innovation and competitiveness necessary for FCA to become a leader in the future of mobility.