MUMBAI: Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday announced the establishment of its new India Digital Capability Center (IDCC) in Bengaluru. The new center will accelerate innovation and drive Pratt & Whitney's digital and business transformation around the world, the company said.
“The facility will be co-located with Pratt & Whitney's Engineering and centers of excellence in supply chain operations. The location will also facilitate close collaboration with other RTX companies in India, including Collins Aerospace and RTX Enterprise Services,” he said.
“Expanding Pratt & Whitney’s digital technology presence in Bengaluru will enable us to leverage India’s aviation and technology talent and accelerate our digital transformation,” he said Rahul Dharnivice president and global chief information officer at Pratt & Whitney.
Pratt & Whitney said it has begun recruiting its first tranche of employees for IDCC. The company said it expects to grow to more than 300 employees by 2027. The center will be focused on delivering multiple digital technology capabilities across several priority areas of Pratt & Whitney's digital transformation, it added.
“With $40 million already invested in engineering centers and supply chain operations over the past two years, Pratt & Whitney continues to grow its presence and contribution to India’s aerospace ecosystem with this additional multi-million dollar investment in IDCC,” he said. Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, India.
Pratt & Whitney's other investments in the country include a state-of-the-art India Customer Training Center in Hyderabad and its research and development collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Pratt & Whitney has acquired nearly $55 million in the last 10 years from India's leading aerospace suppliers and has also provided more than $500 million in engineering services to India over the last two decades.
With an Indian workforce of over 5,000 people, RTX has one of the largest presence among aerospace and defense companies in India.