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Rolls-Royce & Infosys Join Forces to Transform Aerospace Engineering in India

CIO Insider Team | Wednesday, 2 December, 2020

It’s finally good news for Indian aviation industry. Homegrown tech major Infosys and global Rolls-Royce, which is a globally leading engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems, announce their partnership for sourcing engineering and R&D Services for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business.

In the aftermath of the partnership, Rolls-Royce will transition a significant part of its engineering center capabilities for Civil Aerospace in Bengaluru to Infosys. Leveraging its expertise in core engineering services, digital transformation capabilities, and Rolls-Royce product knowledge acquired through the partnership, Infosys is set to offer a full range of high-end engineering and R&D services integrated with advanced digital service to Rolls-Royce.
In a statement issued by Infosys, Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India & South Asia, said, “India has grown to become a key contributor to the Rolls-Royce global engineering ecosystem, delivering high levels of technical capability to support a broad range of complex business demands. Our vision is to continue this high capability engineering work in India, in partnership with Infosys.

Kishore adds, “Infosys has been a valued partner to Rolls-Royce for many years, and we now look forward to building on this strategic partnership to secure the full range of our engineering capabilities here, while ensuring future growth potential for our engineering talent. We are committed to India and remain positive about the long-term prospects in this market.”

Commenting on the occasion, Jasmeet Singh, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys, said, “We have always believed it is important to integrate the physical knowledge of a product with digital capabilities like Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, and predictive analytics. The Rolls-Royce engineering team at Bengaluru has been at the forefront of these innovations, and we are delighted to welcome them to Infosys. We have had a long and fruitful association with Rolls-Royce and are looking forward to supporting the company in addressing Civil Aerospace industry challenges. We are confident that this excellent talent will be a great addition to Infosys’ deep experience in turbomachinery.

Rolls-Royce powers more than 35 types of commercial aircrafts and has deployed more than 13,000 engines that are in service around the world

Jasmeet further states, “We look forward to continuing to deliver industry leading solutions to our clients in the aerospace and defense sectors and beyond, while providing a great career path to our new colleagues within a rapidly growing ecosystem.”

Currently, Rolls-Royce powers more than 35 types of commercial aircrafts and has deployed more than 13,000 engines that are in service around the world. The company has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

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