Collins Aerospace has officially inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Center (GETC) and Collins India Operations Center in Bengaluru as part of a significant investment to expand operations in India.
According to Collins, the new sites are part of a long-term growth strategy for Raytheon Technologies in India and globally in a bid to maximize collaboration and innovation providing cutting edge solutions for customers and provide additional STEM-based opportunities in the country.
Approximately 3,000 engineers from three other Collins Aerospace locations in Bengaluru, as well as around 600 personnel from other Raytheon Technologies’ group of companies will be moving into the 413,000 square-foot GETC at Northgate Tech Park. The company also plans to expand its footprint on the 3-acre land in 2023 with new capabilities.
Dr. Mauro Atalla, senior vice president, Engineering & Technology for Collins Aerospace, said: “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 organization supports Collins’ six strategic business units and is crucial to the continued success of our global businesses.”
Kevin Myers, vice president and head of Enterprise Operations at Collins Aerospace commented: “The new Collins India Operations Center located at KIADB Aerospace Park spans 26 acres across the Hitech Defense and 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.”
The facilities have been designed to the latest standards in 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. According to Collins, the India Operations Center 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 operations center 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.