On Monday, the manufacturer of aircraft engines Pratt & Whitney announced plans to build a new facility in Bengaluru that will be dedicated to offering contract engineering services. According to a statement from Pratt & Whitney (P&W), the Bengaluru-based India Engineering Centre (IEC) is scheduled to open for business in January of next year.
The Pratt & Whitney India Capability Centre (ICC) and the IEC will share space in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, and the IEC will collaborate closely with centres in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Poland, according to an announcement.
The IEC has started hiring its first group of engineers and experts, which will total 500 when all positions are filled, according to P&W.
The business said that DJ Dalal and Rema Ravindran have been appointed as the IEC’s general manager and Pratt and Whitney’s North American project director, respectively.
The ICC in Yelahanka, which was established last year as a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd (UTCIPL), is a worldwide supply chain support and operations centre with 200 employees, according to the organization.
Ashmita Sethi, managing director of UTCIPL, stated that Pratt & Whitney’s expansion in the nation “represents our close links and great appreciation for the capabilities India offers, skills essential for the future of flying.”
The business claimed to have made large investments in India, including the ICC, the company’s Hyderabad-based India Customer Training Center, and an R&D partnership with the Indian Institute of Science.