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BMW Group and Tata Technologies Forge Joint Venture for Software Hub in India

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The collaboration aims to bolster software development capabilities and digital engineering expertise.

In a strategic move aimed at expanding software coding capabilities and digital engineering expertise, Germany’s BMW Group and India’s Tata Technologies have joined forces to establish a joint venture (JV) in India. The agreement, signed between the two global entities, sets the stage for the creation of a software and IT development hub across key locations in Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai.

Embodying the ethos of ‘Engineer in India for the World,’ the JV seeks to leverage Tata Technologies’ extensive digital engineering prowess and talent pool in India. With a primary focus on strategic software development, the collaboration aims to address the burgeoning demands of software-defined vehicles (SDV) and enhance offerings in automotive software, automated driving, infotainment, and digital services.

Strategic Expansion in Software Development

Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President of Software and E/E Architecture at BMW Group, emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating, “Our collaboration with Tata Technologies will accelerate our progress in the field of the software-defined vehicle. In international comparison, India boasts a large number of talents with outstanding software skills, who can contribute to our software competence.”

The BMW Group’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of BMW Group IT, Alexander Buresch, highlighted the success of the company’s international DevOps hubs and expressed optimism about expanding their footprint in India through this partnership.

A Commitment to Engineering Excellence

Warren Harris, CEO and MD of Tata Technologies, underscored the commitment to delivering top-tier solutions in automotive software and digital engineering globally. He remarked, “Aligned with our vision of engineering a better world, we’re excited to bring our expertise to the forefront, aiding BMW Group in engineering premium products and delivering great digital experiences for their customers.”

Pioneering the Future of Automotive Engineering

Nachiket Paranjpe, President of Automotive Sales at Tata Technologies, emphasized the pivotal shift towards software-defined vehicles in the automotive landscape. He expressed confidence in leveraging their deep domain knowledge and SDV expertise to engineer technologically advanced vehicles that deliver exceptional experiences worldwide.

Towards Innovation and Excellence

The collaboration between Tata Technologies and BMW Group signifies a shared vision of innovation and excellence in automotive engineering and digital solutions. With a focus on leveraging India’s talent pool and expertise, the joint venture aims to drive forward the future of software development and digital transformation in the automotive industry.