Bangalore, India – November 04, 2019: Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced a strategic initiative with Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to transition business-critical applications of the global logistics leader, to cloud. This is part of Wabtec’s recent merger with GE Transportation.
Wipro will deliver digital transformation through a cloud-first approach for Wabtec, riding on its strong digital capabilities and end-to-end expertise of migrating customer applications to a multi-cloud environment. Wipro’s unique Cloud Studio Platform and integrated partner ecosystem, coupled with factory-based industrial, repeatable and scalable approach will help Wabtec achieve enhanced business outcomes.
Wipro was selected after a rigorous evaluation process including a collaborative hands-on pilot in a hackathon format, to identify the provider that could best support Wabtec’s growth objectives.
“This cloud-first mindset is unique for industrial companies and represents an innovative and agile approach to produce transformation at scale,” said Jagdish Belwal, Vice President and CIO, International Programs, Wabtec Corporation. “It is also exciting that one of our critical executions in integration with Wabtec is being driven out of Bangalore, where Wabtec has one of its largest engineering and technology centers.”
The Application Factory approach centralizes migration activities and is designed to yield significant cost benefits and enhanced cloud operations considering its scale, complexity and aggressive timelines.
“We are very excited to enter this strategic collaboration with Wabtec. We have been able to simplify complex processes with an integrated blueprint for cloud migration. As Wabtec adopts the cloud, our experience and expertise will enable them to achieve their objectives faster and cost effectively,” said Milan Rao, President – Manufacturing Business Unit, Wipro Limited.
Wabtec Corporation has a large engineering base in Bangalore and has supplied over 100 diesel locomotives to Indian Railways, supplied products and solutions to Metro and Indian Railway projects in India.
About Wabtec Corporation
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.
Wabtec Media contact:
Sanaj Natarajan (Gurgaon, India)