Fiat Chrysler is investing 1100 rupees in the Global Digital Hub in Hyderabad

The investment is $ 150 million (approximately 1,100 rupees) and will create 1,000 jobs by the end of 2021

Hyderabad: Telangana has continued to attract top companies to build their global technology centers here in Hyderabad, and Fang Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has managed to set up its new Global Digital Hub in Hyderabad. The FCA will invest $ 150 million (approximately rupees 1,100) and the facility will create employment opportunities for 1,000 people.

The new FCA ICT India, FCA’s new innovation and technology development facility, is the company’s largest digital hub outside of North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao announced on Wednesday via a virtual platform, saying the FCA’s decision to set up its global ICT hub in Hyderabad will strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the city. He said the state government will continue to focus on creating a favorable environment for business and industry here.

Telangana recently announced a policy for electric vehicles, and the state has managed to attract some large ticket investments into the segment. He asked Fiat Chrysler to consider adding manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad as well to capitalize on the state’s growing automobile manufacturing ecosystem. He also called on the FCA to bring the global good industry practice to Hyderabad, which has grown into a resilient city and has consistently been rated higher for its viability index.

FCA ICT India will create nearly 1,000 new technology jobs by the end of 2021 and plans to increase hiring over the next two to three years. The newly hired employees will work on products and concepts that define the future of mobility at FCA.

“The investment of $ 150 million to set up a global digital hub in Hyderabad, Telangana confirms our continued commitment to India and our customers. This is a significant step forward in realizing our vision of enabling our Indian activities to develop digitally controlled products and technologies locally for India and also for the world, ”said Dr. Partha Datta, President and CEO of FCA India.

The Global Digital Hub will serve as a “transformation and innovation engine” for the FCA and drive the global IT strategy and deliver top performance through a robust platform, technology and service competence centers. The Global Digital Hub will focus on building strategic competencies in niche technology areas such as networked vehicle programs, artificial intelligence, data accelerators and cloud technologies.

Mamatha Chamarthi, FCA’s chief innovation officer in North America and Asia Pacific, said the FCA selected India to set up its ICT hub because of the growing Indian automotive market. It is now the fourth largest automotive market and will soon be the third largest.

Within India, she chose Hyderabad mainly because of the proactive government support provided by Telangana for industry, the presence of good infrastructures, the availability of a skilled workforce, the presence of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, the presence of large technology giants through their global technology centers and the presence of innovation and other factors. The FCA decided last year to set up a new ICT center, and the plans were implemented in less than a year. Hyderabad was the automatic choice for the company, said Mamatha, who was born in Hyderabad.

“Our goal is to build a powerhouse of innovation to develop exciting new products and services that meet our customers’ expectations,” she said. One of the goals of FCA ICT India is to digitize the automotive business worldwide and within India, as well as shift from legacy to digital through the introduction of new technologies. “We foster a global culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive agility on a large scale and drive customer focus.”

She said it will also open engineering colleges for talent. The presence of around 400 universities in the city and the surrounding area is a big plus for the company, she said. “Hyderabad has an impressive public infrastructure. It’s a wonderful city to live in and has received high ratings throughout. The IT industry is growing here twice as fast as the national average. I’m amazed at how fast the infra is maturing, ”she said.

“We are working with strategic technology partners to accelerate our talent and skills growth at FCA ICT India. We’re hiring aggressively and the response has been overwhelming. We expect our Global Digital Hub to drive innovation in a variety of areas including customer security, connected mobility and digital showroom experience, ”said Karim Lalani, Director and Head of FCA ICT India.

The FCA is present in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with headquarters in Mumbai and employs over 3,000 people. FCA India manufactures Jeep Compass in Ranjangaon and exports the SUV to 13 international right-hand drive markets, including Japan and Australia.

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