As part of a significant investment to expand its engineering, digital technology, and manufacturing operations in India, Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., has officially inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Centre (GETC) and Collins India Operations Centre in Bengaluru. The new sites are part of a long-term growth strategy for Raytheon Technologies in India and globally to maximize collaboration and innovation providing cutting edge solutions for customers and provide additional STEM-based opportunities in the country.
“We’ve been committed to the aerospace industry in India for 25 years now, directly advancing key innovations, R&D and STEM opportunities in the local market for the long term,” said Steve Timm, president of Collins Aerospace, who officially inaugurated the new sites at grand opening events earlier this month.
“At Collins, we are on course for planned investments of over $200 million in engineering and manufacturing capabilities and hiring an additional 2,000 highly skilled employees in the Indian aerospace and defense sector over the next five years. India is strategic to the global growth and investment strategy of all Raytheon Technologies’ businesses, and the advanced infrastructure and talent pool will help drive the country’s contributions as a global leader in aerospace and defense.”
Approximately 3,000 engineers from three other Collins Aerospace locations in Bengaluru, as well as about 600 personnel from other Raytheon Technologies’ group of companies will be moving into the 413,000 square-foot GETC at Northgate Tech Park to facilitate collaboration across the company’s businesses, with plans to expand its footprint on the 3-acre land next year with new capabilities. Pratt & Whitney’s United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd. (UTCIPL) contract engineering services is also planned to open in early 2023 in the same location.
“The opening of these new facilities in Bengaluru shows our continued commitment in India, expanding our capabilities and accelerating transformative technologies for a safer, more connected and sustainable world,” said Dr Mauro Atalla, senior vice president, Engineering & Technology for Collins Aerospace. “The GETC India organisation supports Collins’ six strategic business units and is crucial to the continued success of our global businesses.”
Kevin Myers, vice president and head of Enterprise Operations at Collins Aerospace said “The new Collins India Operations Centre located at KIADB Aerospace Park spans 26 acres across the Hitech Defense and Aerospace Park and will help Collins bring operational synergy and economies of scale, as well as support future growth opportunities and customer requirements. We will host some 1,700 employees at the new site once it is fully completed in 2026.”
Both new Collins sites have been designed to the latest standards for sustainable construction. -– shp/mgm/mhi (pix: Collins Aerospace)