General Motors (GM) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, recently announced a new partnership in future global vehicle engineering.
Under the terms of the agreement signed, TCS will acquire certain assets at the GM Technical Center – India (GMTC-I), in Bengaluru, and will partner with GM, supporting its global vehicle programs with engineering design services over the next 5 years. Over 1,300 employees of GMTC-I will transfer to TCS, including teams focused on propulsion systems, vehicle engineering, controls development, testing, creative design and special projects.
This partnership builds on the 16-year long relationship between the two companies. Established in 2004 in Bengaluru, GMTC-I contributes to GM’s global programs, across propulsion systems, vehicle engineering, controls development, testing, creative design and special projects. It houses a design studio and an engineering center with state-of-the-art, in-house electronics hardware and software testing and validation infrastructure.
Susheel Vasudevan, Global Head, Manufacturing Business Group, TCS, commented on the development: “Next generation automotive R&D is a key focus area for TCS, given the criticality of product innovation and connectedness in the Business 4.0™ world. This new partnership with General Motors is a testament to our willingness to invest in the relationship for the longer term.”
The transaction and handover are expected to be completed by the end of September.
Source: Press Release