Technology company Continental
has appointed Alexander Klotz as the new head of their Technical Centre India
(TCI). Klotz will be instrumental in taking TCI to its next level of growth, as
a trusted partner augmenting Continental’s global R&D competence.
“Currently the centre supports
Continental’s automotive divisions globally and employees approximately 3000
engineers”, said Continental’s Corporate Technology Officer, Kurt Lehmann. “The
TCI is a key contributor to the corporation’s R&D competence and global
network”, explained Lehmann, who is responsible for corporation-wide technology
development at Continental.
Prashanth Doreswamy, Market
Head of Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive, India,
said, “As a technology company, Continental is continuing to invest heavily in
the technologies of tomorrow. Continental TCI plays an important role as an
R&D Centre, and Alexander’s leadership competence and experiences will
ensure the centre continues to grow in terms of competence, innovation potential
According to Alexander Klotz,
“The vehicle of the future will be a sensing, planning and acting computer on
wheels, and we need to continuously scale up our R&D competence to spur
innovation. As a technology company we endeavour to address the changing face
of the automotive world in the key areas of safe, clean and intelligent
“Continental TCI has set an
ambitious growth target year-on-year, and I’m keen to be part of this growth
wave. The centre will also provide lots of opportunities for engineers aspiring
to work on technologies of tomorrow – ranging from automated driving to
artificial intelligence that define mobility of the future.” Klotz added.
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