ZF to tap into India IT talent to drive digitalisation across Group

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 Mar 2022

German tier 1 supplier ZF has announced that as part of its ‘Refresh India’ four-point strategy it will further tap into India’s vast IT talent pool with the objective of expanding its Global IT Center in Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai focusing on the IT Product, Services and Digital Innovations team to support digitalisation within the group globally. 

The company says the Indian IT team will play a critical role to help accelerate the Group’s digital initiatives through advanced AI, ML, Analytics, Industry 4.0, Blockchain as well as Cloud technologies.

ZF Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) has been successfully leveraging the talent from India for IT Product, Services and Digital Innovation competence for several years. With the setup of a dedicated organisation focusing on Digital and IT Innovations in Chennai in 2018, the team in India has successfully delivered more than 230 Digital Robotic Process Automation BoTs, supporting various functions and areas of business ranging from Supply Chain, Quality, Sourcing & Purchasing, Human Resources, Finance, Product Engineering and Business Development.

To meet the increasing demand from customers and expansion of business, ZF now plans to expand its workforce across its three IT Centres. A huge focus on skills and capabilities leveraged from these centres will be for Global Enterprise transformations across Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data, Mobile Applications, Blockchain and Cybersecurity among others.

An onshore - offshore model will help provide timely solutions in an agile manner to the growing demand for digitalized solutions by ZF customers across the globe.

Dr. Juergen Sturm, CIO, ZF: “ZF as a leader in building solutions for a next generation mobility offers exciting opportunities for digital talents. We would like to take a leap forward scaling up the skills and capabilities both for the Region India as well as globally for ZF. Further expansion and leveraging of the Global IT Centers will play an important role to accelerate our group initiatives in digitalization.”

Dr. Milan Kumar, IT Responsible for Region India at ZF said, “Technology is the backbone of any business and ZF has always been at the forefront of technological advancement that has benefited the mobility ecosystem. Given the vast IT talent pool in India with proven innovation power, the expansion of ZF’s Global IT Center, the Product, Services and Digital Innovation team here will be an important building block in the future to transform ZF into a Digital Enterprise.”