Huf opens new tech centre in India
The company specialises in secure car access and authorisation systems for automotive OEMs.
Automotive component supplier Huf has inaugurated its all-new tech centre in Pune, India. The facility is located in the Amar Madhuban Tech Park.
Huf specialises in secure car access and authorisation systems for automotive OEMs and the new set-up will engage more than 100 engineers who will develop cutting-edge hardware and software solutions for car manufacturers around the globe.
“Since taking up our operations at Huf India Pvt Ltd. in 2008, we have constantly expanded our business in this important region,” said Dirk Fischer, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Huf during the opening ceremony.
“With our new Tech Centre India, we are taking another important step and leverage the excellent expertise of highly skilled developers in Pune. It will become our global centre of competence for the development of classic lock sets and door handles, and also support hard- and software development within our global network,” the Huf COO added.
For the new tech centre, Huf has chosen an ultra-modern building in the Baner Balewadi district of Pune with its great infrastructure, including public transport, schools, shopping malls, hospitals, and parks. “Attractive work-places with top digital equipment, in-house catering, a roof top cricket field and other amenities – for the Huf India Tech Centre we created an appealing working environment fostering creativity and intensive collaboration on future-oriented products,” explains Sandeep Chaudhary, regional head India at Huf.
To further attract young talents the company will intensify the already good cooperation with the four Pune-based universities. “The Huf India Tech Centre is perfectly complementing our vertically integrated production facilities in Chakan, spanning from die casting, molding, painting and assembly, including a testing and validation centre,” added Sandeep Chaudhary.
Almost 500 employees are producing lock sets, door handles and brackets at the factory which also has a robotic paint set-up. Within the Huf network, Huf India is a front runner regarding lean management as well as sustainability – with a high amount of renewable energy and smart reduction of water consumption, said Fischer.
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