- World-class facility designed to support growth and innovation
- Site expected to grow to more than 1,000 engineers by end of 2020
BENGALURU, December 12, 2019 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a leading technology supplier for the freight and transit rail industries, inaugurated today the Wabtec India Engineering and Technology Center (WITEC) in Bengaluru. The company’s new center is a world-class facility designed to support growth and innovation.
“Wabtec is building upon its long history in India with this Engineering and Technology Center,” said Sujatha Narayan, Regional General Manager – India region, for Wabtec. “It demonstrates our continued commitment to the country and our customers in India and around the globe.”
WITEC is located on the South Block of ITC Green Campus on Banaswadi Main Road in Bengaluru. Wabtec will occupy five floors of the building. It represents a $5-million investment into Wabtec’s capabilities and presence in India. The Engineering and Technology Center will host engineering teams spanning across the company’s Digital Electronics portfolio and will feature cutting-edge labs. These include validation labs for Distributed Power, Positive Train Control, Trip Optimizer, Electronic Air Brake, Signaling Systems, EdgeLINC and many other products for Wabtec’s Advanced Train Automation solutions.
“Our engineering team in India has been essential to bringing breakthrough technologies to the industries we serve,” said Dominique Malenfant, Global Chief Technology Officer, Wabtec. “This new design and development center will increase our capabilities in additive technology and testing. It also establishes a collaborative environment for the India team to drive innovation along with our development hubs in Europe and the United States.”
The new center currently has over 600 employees. The team is expected to grow to over 1,000 by the end of 2020 and will include partner resources.
“Bengaluru is the ideal location for WITEC as we grow our team,” said Gopalakrishna Madabhushi, Global Director – Globalization, India Engineering Site Leader, Wabtec. “This region provides the right talent pool for us to support the growth of our India operations. We will be hiring 250 engineers to work on our Railway and Digital platforms,” he added.
WITEC complements the other Wabtec sites in operations across India supporting the freight and transit industries. Wabtec today has 3,000 employees in India making it the largest rolling stock and rail equipment company in the country.
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The freight portfolio features a comprehensive line of locomotives, software applications and a broad selection of mission-critical controls systems, including Positive Train Control (PTC). The transit portfolio provides highly-engineered systems and services to virtually every major rail transit system around the world, supplying an integrated series of components for buses and all train-related market segments that deliver safety, efficiency and passenger comfort. Along with its industry-leading portfolio of products and solutions for the rail and transit industries, Wabtec is a leader in mining, marine and industrial solutions. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: www.WabtecCorp.com.