ZF Group inaugurates new tech center in Hyderabad
Spread over 300,000 square feet, it offers employees open workspaces for innovation, collaboration, and ideation.
ZF Group has inaugurated its new tech center facility at Hyderabad. The new Tech Center is the largest software hub for the ZF Group and is expected to play a critical role in the growth and positioning of the ZF Group globally and as well in India.
KT Rama Rao, Telangana Cabinet Minister for IT E&C (Electronics & Communication), MA&UD (Municipal Administration & Urban Development) and Industries & Commerce Departments inaugurated this facility. Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan also attended the event and Suresh KV, President and Regional Head, ZF in India, Dirk Adamczyk, Senior VP Engineering Services & Solutions Innovation and Technology and Krishnaswamy Jambunathan, Vice President and Head Tech Center India, represented the leadership of ZF Group at the event.
Spread over 300,000 square feet, it offers employees open workspaces for innovation, collaboration, and ideation. This center also has innovation hubs where employees can contribute to the growth and evolution of solutions and “out-of-box ideas”. The center will also be a hub for key competencies for product development including Systems Engineering and Project Management and supports various advanced engineering projects in domains of System Functions as well as on autonomous driving.
Tech Center India is critical for ZF Group globally in pursuing talent for the technology domains of e-mobility, ADAS, integrated safety and vehicle motion control along with digitalisation.
Suresh KV, President and Regional Head for ZF in India commented, “ZF will help make vehicles faster, cleaner, efficient, and greener. This will also contribute to the ‘Vision Zero’ strategy for safer mobility. With our vision and the market requirements, this new Tech Center will help contribute to the overall needs of the stakeholders and impact our technological contribution –enabling us to partner with OEMs on their e-mobility, VMC and safety requirements.”
The ZF Tech Center India inaugurated its first facility in Hyderabad in 2017 and has since continued to grow in talent, doubling their headcount over the past two years, despite the pandemic.
Dirk Adamczyk, Sr. VP Engineering Services and Solutions, Innovation & Technology added, "For ZF as a global technology company in the automotive and industrial technology segment, our global Tech Centers are a key factor in our strategy and vision. The Tech Center India gives us a unique advantage to leverage local engineering talent for local and global projects."
Krishnaswamy Jambunathan, VP and Head – Technology Center India, ZF Group in India, mentioned, "The future of vehicles is connected, autonomous, sharing, and electric and at ZF, we are equipped with the right talent and resources to contribute to this growing sector."
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