Power management company Eaton has announced its decision to establish a global innovation center in India over a state-of-the-art 390,000 sq. ft. facility at Magarpatta City in Pune. The establishment of the new Eaton India Innovation Center (EIIC) is a strategic program that is focused on enhancing organizational capabilities by leveraging high-end engineering talent and best-in-class infrastructure.
The establishment of the EIIC will create a vertically integrated engineering organization that will deliver complete product design lifecycle management solutions for Eaton’s global businesses. The incubation center 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 center is in line with Eaton’s commitment to achieving global technology leadership through its focus on innovation.”
“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, aircrafts, 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.