Birlasoft(R) Acquires Engineering Design Services Team from AVTEC(R)

2010-05-05 18:13 456

Enhances Birlasoft capability including high value onsite consulting and offshore development services

EDISON, N.J. and NEW DELHI, May 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global IT services company Birlasoft has acquired the Engineering Design Services team of AVTEC as part of its strategic move to provide engineering services consulting and outsourcing to customers.

AVTEC, the country's largest independent manufacturer of engines and transmissions (Powertrains), is much known for supplying critical auto components to reputed global OEMs including GM, Ford, Mahindra & Mahindra, Daimler, Tata, Eaton, Caterpillar, BEML etc.

Birlasoft CEO Arup Gupta says, "At Birlasoft, we have been providing manufacturing & engineering design & analysis services across multiple software platforms to over 20 companies including some pioneering majors ranking among the Fortune 10. This strategic move comes from our conviction that the demand for engineering talent is growing globally. India is today the leading engineering off-shoring destination as per a recent report by NASSCOM and Booz Allen & Co. Driven by its large engineering talent pool, and maturing engineering ecosystem, India has the potential to garner a much larger market share as global organizations focus on innovation, end-to-end product development and opportunities in emerging economies. The Birlasoft team will play a significant role in opening up new windows of opportunity for India in this high value consulting and services segment and help move the country towards the next step in globalization."

AVTEC CEO Prabhakar Kadapa concurs, "Global spending on engineering services is large and rising, constituting about 2% of global GDP as per the study projections. Companies are increasingly moving these high-value services to emerging markets. India's current revenue base in the off-shore engineering services market is relatively small as compared to its mature information technology sector. I congratulate Birlasoft for upgrading the talent to leverage the information technology outsourcing maturity that it has to grow the offshore engineering services market. This will create more high value service opportunities for people of India while benefitting the manufacturing industry globally."

Building on India's projected potential, Birlasoft's Global Head for Manufacturing Services Deepak Marwah adds, "With this acquisition of the talent pool, we have built scale by leveraging AVTEC's experience in the manufacturing integrated engineering services domain. The AVTEC team brings with itself high management skills, consulting capability and business excellence focus in addition to leading edge domain expertise. Birlasoft is thus committed to newer and deeper client partnerships through its now very strong and more superior team."

With TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 certifications under its belt, the AVTEC team won the 2003 award for TPM Excellence. The team is further recognized for earning AVTEC the Q1 supplier status, a Ford certification that ranks its suppliers globally as per its own quality system.

Earlier, Birlasoft had acquired similar talent from Hindustan Motors to enhance its onsite consulting & offshore development prowess.

Birlasoft, a SEI CMMI V1.2 Level 5 organization, recently announced the establishment of its global development centres in Mexico and China. .

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Ravi Kathuria

SVP Global Marketing & Alliances, Birlasoft

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Rajiv Saxena

Corporate Communications Head, Birlasoft

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