Bengaluru, India – Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp, has inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Center (GETC) and Collins India Operations Center in Bengaluru as part of a significant investment to expand its engineering, digital technology, and manufacturing operations in India. The new sites are part of Raytheon Technologies’ long-term expansion strategy in India and globally to optimize collaboration and innovation while providing cutting-edge solutions to customers and providing additional STEM-based opportunities in the country.
Approximately 3,000 engineers from three other Collins Aerospace locations in Bengaluru, as well as 600 employees from other Raytheon Technologies’ group of companies, will relocate to the 4,13,000 sq ft GETC at Northgate Tech Park to facilitate collaboration across the company’s businesses, with plans to expand its footprint on the 3-acre land with new capabilities next year. The contract engineering services of Pratt & Whitney’s United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd (UTCIPL) contract engineering services is also set to open in early 2023 in the same location.
Both new Collins sites have been developed to meet the most recent sustainable construction requirements; GETC has been awarded the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Platinum Rating, which includes solar power capabilities, zero water discharge facilities, and other features. The Collins India Operations Center is Industry 4.0 compliant, and its Building Management System (BMS) is a linked ecosystem that monitors and controls air, water, temperature, and humidity at important process points to help maintain product quality and resolve issues as quickly as possible. The Collins India Operations Center has also received USGBC Silver and IGBC Gold building certifications, and the campus is an energy-efficient site that follows BEE-India and Global Best Management Practices best practices.
Steve Timm, President, Collins Aerospace, who officially inaugurated the new sites, stated, “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. At Collins, we are on course for planned investments of over US$200 million in engineering and manufacturing capabilities and the hiring of an additional 2,000 highly skilled employees in the Indian aerospace and defence sector over the next 5 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 defence.”
Dr Mauro Atalla, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Collins Aerospace, said, “The opening of these new facilities in Bengaluru shows our continued commitment to India, expanding our capabilities, and accelerating transformative technologies for a safer, more connected, and sustainable world. The GETC India organization 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, Collins Aerospace, commented, “The new Collins India Operations Center 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.”
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