HARMAN opens new centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu; plans to hire 200 engineers by 2023 end

The company's Chennai centre will be fully functional by Q2 CY23 and will cater to both global and Indian OEMs.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 11 Apr 2023 Views icon8620 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

HARMAN, an automotive electronics technology company and subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., has announced the opening of a new Automotive Engineering Centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The Chennai centre, which will be fully functional by Q2 CY23, will support HARMAN to tap into Chennai’s rich talent pool of automotive engineers and researchers and contribute to the growth of the global auto ecosystem.

The company will begin operations with a workforce of 200 employees in the first year itself. Currently, over one-third of HARMAN’s total workforce, i.e., close to 10,000 employees work in India.

The Chennai centre will cater to both global and Indian OEMs and will work in tandem with the other key centres, including Bangalore and Pune, to develop advanced automotive technologies.

“Our commitment to India runs deep, and with this new facility, we are further leveraging the rich talent base in the region to drive innovation and create world-class automotive experiences. As a hub for automotive engineering and software talent, Chennai is the suitable location to attract top talent and foster a collaborative work culture that aligns with HARMAN's global ethos.” said Prathab Deivanayagham, Managing Director, HARMAN India.

“With our automotive legacy and ground-breaking new products, we are well-positioned to deliver consumer experiences, automotive grade to our customers. We are excited about the opportunities this new facility will bring, both for our domestic OEMs and as a key driver of HARMAN's global innovations," he further added.

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