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INVESTMENT AND GROWTH Collins Aerospace opens new engineering and global operations centres in India to accelerate innovations in R&D and manufacturing

Dec 12, 2022

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp, begins new facilities that are key first step of larger investment and growth strategy in India. Plan is to house more than 5,000 Collins and Raytheon Technologies employees, with additional sites set to open early 2023.

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp, recently inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Centre (GETC) and Collins India Operations Centre in Bengaluru, India. The new sites are part of a long-term growth strategy for Raytheon Technologies in India and globally to maximise collaboration and innovation providing cutting edge solutions for customers and provide additional STEM-based opportunities in the country.

After inauguration, Steve Timm, President, Collins Aerospace, expounded, “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 $200 million in engineering and manufacturing capabilities and hiring an additional 2,000 highly skilled employees in the Indian aerospace & 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 & defence.”

Moving further, Dr Mauro Atalla, Sr VP – Engineering & Technology, Collins Aerospace, added, “The opening of these new facilities in Bengaluru shows our continued commitment in India, expanding our capabilities and accelerating transformative technologies for a safer, more connected, and sustainable world. The GETC India organisation supports Collins’ six strategic business units and is crucial to the continued success of our global businesses.”

Adding to it, Kevin Myers, VP & Head – Enterprise Operations, Collins Aerospace, cited, “The new Collins India Operations Centre located at KIADB Aerospace Park spans 26 acres across the Hitech Defence & 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.”

Both new Collins sites have been designed to the latest standards for sustainable construction; GETC has been certified with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Platinum Rating with solar power capabilities, zero water discharge facilities and other features. The Collins India Operations Centre is Industry 4.0 compliant, and its Building Management System (BMS) is a connected ecosystem which helps monitor and control air, water, temperature, and humidity at critical process points to help maintain product quality with quick issue resolution. The Collins India Operations Centre has also received USGBC Silver and IGBC Gold building certification, and the campus is an energy efficient site with best practices followed in line with BEE-India & Global Best Management Practices.

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