Tamil Nadu, India – October 5, 2023 – In a momentous event, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the grand opening of Hitachi Energy’s largest global tech hub, the sprawling Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Chennai. The new facility, spanning an impressive 3,00,000 square feet, includes an expansive 50,000 square feet dedicated to cutting-edge laboratories. This landmark establishment falls under the umbrella of Hitachi Energy Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the prestigious Hitachi Energy Ltd. based in Switzerland.
Dedicated to advancing energy transition technologies, the centre is set to become a home to more than 2,500 specialized energy transition technologists, particularly focused on transformers and grid automation and integration. Notably, this facility is designed to be self-sufficient and will offer vital support to businesses across various sectors.
This monumental centre unites Hitachi Energy’s years of engineering and research and development expertise under one roof. With the capacity to undertake over 1,000 projects annually for businesses worldwide, its skill set encompasses engineering, project management, tendering, supply chain management (SCM), customer service, marketing, and cybersecurity.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin expressed his excitement at the inauguration, stating, “Such world-class innovation and technology centres coming up in Tamil Nadu reflect the quality of our local talent and will further boost the state’s vision of becoming a trillion-dollar economy by 2030.”
Claudio Facchin, the CEO of Hitachi Energy, emphasized the company’s commitment to sustainable energy, saying, “With our pioneering spirit and commitment to people and innovation, Hitachi Energy remains focused on advancing a sustainable energy future for all. This centre in Chennai is a strategic investment that accelerates innovation, digitalization, and engineering capability to support our customers in advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible, and secure.”
Tamil Nadu is gaining recognition as a burgeoning innovation and research and development hub in India, with 15 percent of the country’s doctorates and 11 percent of its postgraduates hailing from the state. “Tamil Nadu is emerging as a vibrant knowledge hub and is one of the most sought-after places globally for research and innovation,” affirmed T R B Rajaa, the minister for industries, investment promotion, and commerce in Tamil Nadu.
N Venu, Managing Director and CEO – India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy, underscored the centre’s significance, stating, “The new Global Technology and Innovation Centre supports our vision of made in India for India and the world. Through diversity and collaboration, it is geared toward delivering real-impact in research & development (R&D) and end-to-end engineering of global projects.”
About Hitachi Energy:
It’s a publicly listed company situated in Bangalore, Karnataka, with an authorized share capital of INR 10.00 crores and a total paid-up capital of INR 8.48 crores. Hitachi Energy India Limited reported operating revenues exceeding INR 500 crores for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022.
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