Wipro bags multi-year global software engineering contract from Marelli

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Sep 2020

India’s software and IT major Wipro and Italian Tier 1 supplier Marelli have entered into a multi-year global agreement for automotive engineering services.

The partners say the integration synergies of this move from across business units will help Marelli drive speed to value and realise its vision of transforming the future of mobility in partnership with its customers. As part of this agreement, Wipro will leverage its EngineeringNXT framework and strong automotive engineering expertise to establish a software engineering factory for Marelli. This will help improve Marelli’s operational efficiency and expedite the launch of cutting-edge technologies on connectivity and sustainable mobility solutions.

Dr. Detlef Juerss, executive VP – chief commercial, engineering and technology officer, Marelli said, “Given the rapid evolution of connectivity and mobility, Marelli is scaling its software engineering capabilities globally. The Marelli-Wipro partnership will allow us to drive leadership in mobility and transform our products to future market needs. We are delighted to have the benefit of Wipro’s experience, capabilities and speed of execution for Marelli.”

Harmeet Chauhan, senior VP, Industrial & Engineering Services, Wipro said, “We are delighted to be chosen as Marelli’s strategic engineering partner and are looking forward to supporting them in realising their vision. Our EngineeringNXT platform of service offerings, backed by extensive experience with leading automotive OEMs and suppliers globally, will accelerate Marelli’s ability to innovate at scale, via this strategic engagement. This partnership is a proof point of the value we bring to the automotive industry and builds upon our growing footprint in Europe and Japan, which are strategic markets for us.”

Vinay Firake, senior VP, Manufacturing Business Unit, Wipro: “Wipro is already an IT partner to Marelli, helping the company standardise, simplify and enhance their IT services at a global level. We are glad to be selected as Marelli’s engineering partner. Our expanded partnership with the company bears testimony to the value we have been delivering to them. With this new engagement, we are confident of driving better business outcomes for automotive consumers, OEMs and Marelli group.”