Power management company Eaton
has announced its decision to establish a global innovation centre in India for
which a modern 390,000 sq. ft. facility is being built at Magarpatta City in
Pune. The establishment of the new Eaton India Innovation Centre (EIIC) is a
strategic programme that is focused on enhancing organisational capabilities by
leveraging high-end engineering talent and best-in-class infrastructure.
The establishment of the EIIC
will create a vertically integrated engineering organisation that will deliver
complete product design lifecycle management solutions for Eaton’s global
businesses. The incubation centre of the EIIC is operational from April 2016.
Sudhakar Potukuchi, vice president – Technology, will head the EIIC.
Commenting on the significance
of the EIIC, Eaton’s executive vice president & chief technology officer,
Ram Ramakrishnan said, “The EIIC will be an integral part of Eaton’s global
engineering footprint. The establishment of this centre is in line with Eaton’s
commitment to achieving global technology leadership through its focus on
“We believe in helping our
customers address their most critical power management challenges. We deliver
technologies that help our customers across the globe manage power more
efficiently, sustainably and safely in buildings, aircraft, trucks, cars,
machinery and businesses,” Ram added.
Highlighting the opportunities
that the EIIC brings in for the engineering talent in India, Sudhakar Potukuchi
said, “The combination of virtual and physical labs at the EIIC shall provide
engineers an opportunity to significantly enhance their engineering experience
and capabilities, and thus, deliver greater value to our customers.”
“The EIIC is a reiteration of
Eaton’s continued and deep commitment to India.” commented Nitin Chalke,
managing director – India, Eaton. “India is not only an important growth market
for the company but also a uniquely strategic opportunity to create a distinct
competitive edge.” Chalke added.
Since 1999, Eaton has
consistently invested in expanding its manufacturing, engineering and services
footprint in the country. With 7 manufacturing sites, 18 key locations and
4800+ employees, all of Eaton’s businesses, namely, Electrical, Hydraulics,
Vehicle and Aerospace, are well represented in the country. Besides, services
from India are also enabling Eaton globally to innovate, continuously improve
processes, make effective decisions, strengthen customer focus and create value
and competitive advantage.
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