The company wants to ensure that it has the right people, with the right capabilities and skills to deliver to customers.
Century-old UK-based car manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, is planning to expand its engineering capabilities for the India market. It is scouting for 500 engineers for its Bengaluru facility. The hiring will be done over a period of two years.
Currently, Rolls-Royce employs around 1,000 engineers in India in its two centres.
The Bengaluru facility will include aerospace engineering for customers in the region as well as support for Rolls-Royce’s regional supplier base.
The facility will also be involved in the development of new tools and technologies that make best use of the capabilities that exist in India.
The capability enhancement of Indian operations will not only allow the brand to get closer to its customers in India, it will also play a crucial role in maintaining cost-competitiveness. The company wants to ensure that it has just the right people, with the right competencies and skills to deliver to customers.
India is a key market for Rolls-Royce and the company has a long track record of investing in the development of the country’s aerospace capabilities.
Kishore Jayaraman, president – India and South Asia, Rolls-Royce, says, “The expansion plan is testament to India’s talented engineering workforce and strongly supports our growth strategy in India.”
“The Government here is fully committed to the development of the aerospace industry, by providing the right infrastructure, talent and a business environment conducive to the industry to thrive,” he adds.
Rolls-Royce currently operates and manages two engineering service centres in Bengaluru. The first centre came up in 2005 in collaboration with QuEST and the second one was started in 2010 in association with TCS.
Both these centres provide engineering solutions and services across the entire product development life cycle and employ around 500 engineers each.
Rolls-Royce’s aerospace operations, the International Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt Ltd (IAMPL), is a 50:50 joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It manufactures components for the technologically advanced Trent family of civil aero engines. The Bengaluru facility was opened in 2013 and employs more than 100 people.
The new Rolls-Royce facility will have no direct impact on the relationships with existing partners IAMPL, Quest or TCS.