May 21, 2024
Automotive Business

BMW Group And Tata Technologies Sign Strategic Partnership

JV For Automotive Software And IT Solutions

In a move that promises to enhance automotive software capabilities and drive digital transformation, the BMW Group and Tata Technologies, a leading global product engineering and digital services company, have forged a pivotal agreement to establish a joint venture (JV).

The strategic alliance is set to redefine the automotive software and business IT solutions landscape, offering industry professionals, investors, and stakeholders many opportunities.

The newly established JV is not just a partnership but a strategic cornerstone for software and IT development, with critical operational hubs strategically located in Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai, India.

Indian Ops

Bangalore and Pune will be the powerhouses of development and operations activities, while Chennai will be the epicentre of business IT solutions.

Executing the JV agreement, pending regulatory approvals, is a significant milestone in converging the automotive and technology sectors, underlining its global significance.

Adhering to the ethos of ‘Engineer in India for the World,’ the JV will harness Tata Technologies’ digital engineering expertise and talent pool in India to augment the BMW Group’s strategic expansion of software coding capabilities across global IT hubs.

Automotive Domain

The JV will prioritise strategic software development, including solutions for software-defined vehicles (SDV), automated driving, infotainment, and digital services. Additionally, it will spearhead digitalisation and automation initiatives in product development, production, and sales within the automotive domain.

Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President of Software and E/E Architecture at BMW Group, said: “Our collaboration with Tata Technologies will accelerate our progress in software-defined vehicles. In international comparison, India boasts many talented people with outstanding software skills who can contribute to our software competence.”

Alexander Buresch, CIO and Senior Vice President of BMW Group IT, echoed Grote’s sentiments, emphasising the success of international DevOps hubs and expressing optimism about expanding BMW Group’s footprint in India through the partnership with Tata Technologies.

Warren Harris, CEO and MD of Tata Technologies, emphasised the commitment to delivering top-tier solutions in automotive software and digital engineering, aligning with the vision of engineering a better world. He expressed excitement about aiding BMW Group in engineering premium products and propelling its digital transformation journey.

Nachiket Paranjpe, President of Automotive Sales at Tata Technologies, highlighted the pivotal shift towards software-defined vehicles in the automotive landscape and affirmed the commitment to collaborate with BMW Group to engineer technologically advanced cars that deliver exceptional consumer experiences worldwide.

Featured image: The newly established JV is a strategic cornerstone of software and IT development. Credit: BMW Group

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