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Munich, Germany : The BMW Group and Tata Technologies, a worldwide leader in product engineering and digital services, have disclosed their agreement to establish a Joint Venture (JV). Their goal is to create an automotive software and IT development center in Pune, Bengaluru, and Chennai, India. The formation of the JV is contingent upon review and approval by the appropriate authorities. Bengaluru and Pune will primarily host development and operational activities, while Chennai will specialize in business IT solutions.

Key highlights :

  • Tata Technologies and BMW Group intend to collaborate on the development of automotive software and business IT solutions.
  • The newly formed Joint Venture (JV) will provide automotive software solutions, including software-defined vehicle (SDV) solutions for BMW Group’s premium vehicles, as well as digital transformation solutions for its business IT.
  • The JV will start its operations with 100 talented innovators and aims to expand rapidly to a four-digit workforce in the coming years. It will integrate into BMW Group’s global network of software and IT hubs.

Embodying the ethos of ‘engineer in India for the world,’ the Joint Venture (JV) will harness Tata Technologies’ digital engineering prowess and talent pool in India to bolster the BMW Group’s strategic enhancement of software coding capabilities across global IT centers and round-the-clock operations. The JV will concentrate on strategic software development, particularly focusing on solutions for software-defined vehicles (SDV). In the realm of automotive software, the emphasis will encompass automated driving, infotainment, and digital services, while in business IT, it will prioritize digitalization and automation of product development, production, and sales processes. With an initial team of 100 trained and seasoned Tata Technologies professionals, the JV aims to make robust and immediate contributions to software projects, with projections indicating rapid growth to a four-digit workforce in the coming years.

Warren Harris, CEO and MD of Tata Technologies, remarked, “Our partnership with the BMW Group underscores our commitment to delivering top-notch solutions in automotive software and digital engineering to a global clientele. Aligned with our vision of engineering a better world, we’re thrilled to showcase our expertise, assisting the BMW Group in engineering premium products, providing exceptional digital experiences for their customers, and advancing its digital transformation journey in Business IT.”

Nachiket Paranjpe, President of Automotive Sales at Tata Technologies, added, “In the evolving automotive landscape, the transition to software-defined vehicles marks a significant shift in automotive software and vehicle development methodologies. Leveraging our extensive domain knowledge and SDV expertise, we look forward to collaborating with the BMW Group to engineer vehicles that not only boast technological advancement but also deliver outstanding experiences to consumers worldwide.”

Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President of Software and E/E Architecture, commented, “Our partnership with Tata Technologies will accelerate our advancements in the field of software-defined vehicles. India, in comparison to other nations, possesses a vast pool of talented individuals with exceptional software skills who can significantly contribute to our software proficiency. Developing vehicle software for the BMW Group involves working with top-tier processes and tools, providing Indian software engineers with the opportunity to shape cutting-edge, premium automotive experiences in emerging areas such as highly automated driving and artificial intelligence.”

Alexander Buresch, CIO and Senior Vice President of BMW Group IT, expressed satisfaction, stating, “The expansion of international DevOps hubs has proven to be a successful model for the BMW Group. Therefore, I am delighted that we have established a strong and esteemed technology partnership with Tata Technologies and are now extending our presence in India.”


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