Center to focus on digital manufacturing, electrification, embedded software; hire more than 500 engineers
PEORIA, Illinois and BENGALURU, India, November 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, today announced the opening of two new design and prototyping centers in Peoria, Illinois, USA, to support customers’ digital engineering programs. The two Centers of Excellence (CoE) will complement the existing LTTS flagship design center in Peoria.
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LR, Bhanu Gopalam, LTTS; Mr. Tim Graham, Caterpillar; Joshua Wirth, John Deere, Darin Morman, Collins Aerospace, John Kahl, Mayor of East Peoria, Amit Chadha, LTTS, Pari Natarajan, Zinnov, Robert Martin, LTTS (Photo: Business Wire)
The new centers, 1DigitalPlace and Electrification & Prototyping Center, will offer digital manufacturing services and next-generation electrification solutions in the transportation, medical and high-tech sectors.
The 1DigitalPlace Center of Excellence leverages next-generation manufacturing technologies to enable customers to redefine product journeys, from concept development through launch. It will help drive innovative solutions across the digital manufacturing spectrum, in key areas including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3D vision systems and connected machines. With a focus on delivering state-of-the-art manufacturing execution systems and enabling next-generation digital twins, CoE’s turnkey offerings will merge voice-of-the-customer insights with design, simulation, test of the concept and the state-of-the-art control of LTTS prototyping capabilities.
The Electrification & Prototype center is a state-of-the-art turnkey design facility providing services throughout the value chain. Powered by the latest manufacturing automation technologies, LTTS’ newest CoE is capable of enabling the entire spectrum, from conception through schematics, to physical prototype wiring development in HIL testbeds. It is helping to expand and deepen our industry-leading expertise in electrification, UAV, marine engineering and autonomy solutions for end-to-end support. Fast CoE lead times, global engineering teams, ISO9001 certified quality and testing capabilities, and no minimum order quantity requirements will help significantly reduce customer lead times and deliver better project outcomes .
The key objective of establishing the new centers is to develop a strategically located team capable of designing, building and implementing processes and systems of quality manufacturing and operations. LTTS customers will benefit from an enhanced experience paradigm focused on next-generation manufacturing technologies. As part of the planned expansion of the Peoria engineering center, LTTS plans to hire more than 500 engineers over the next 36 months.
LTTS’ Expanded Peoria Engineering Hub Will Serve as Platform to Provide Services for All Embedded Hardware and Software Based Solutions, as well as Enable Next Generation Process Analytics Solutions Leveraging the Best of AI, ML, Preventive Maintenance Capabilities and predictive. The center will serve as a hub for attracting and hiring local engineers to meet the needs of existing and future customers.
The Electrification and Prototype Center was inaugurated by Tim Graham of Caterpillar, Darin Morman of Collins Aerospace, John Kahl – Mayor of East Peoria, Pari Natarajan of Zinnov, Amit Chadha, Bhanu Gopalam and Robert Martin of LTTS. The 1DigitalPlace was inaugurated by TD Bhutia, Vice Consul General, Consulate General of India, Chicago, William Strnad of Polaris, Rajeev Gupta, Alind Saxena and Rodney Duran of LTTS.
Commenting on the dedication, said Congressman Darin LaHood, US Representative for the State of Illinois“Our community is excited to hear the announcement of LTTS to expand into the City of Peoria, which will help further strengthen our technology ecosystem and also create more jobs and opportunities in the engineering and related fields. Thank you for your investment in Central Illinois and for promoting innovation and technology throughout our region.”
John Kahl, mayor of East Peoria She said, “It is encouraging to see engineering and technology providers like LTTS establish their base in Peoria and further solidify the region’s reputation as a hub of technology and innovation. On behalf of the people of Peoria, I commend LTTS for establishing the new digital centers and I look forward to a fruitful engagement with them, benefiting the local economy and community.”
His Excellency Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the United States, commented: “I would like to congratulate L&T Technology Services on their new engineering facilities in Peoria, Illinois. This is an exciting time for LTTS and the Illinois engineering and technology sector. LTTS’ contributions in the United States demonstrate the power of Indian companies to adding value, competitiveness and expertise in the United States as well as enriching the local community. I wish LTTS all the success!”
Amit Chadha, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Technology Services said: “We have set up our two new facilities with the goal of serving our global clientele closer to their base locations. The center will leverage LTTS’ domain expertise in areas such as digital manufacturing, electrification and sustainability, and play a critical role in creating new offerings, innovations and technologies for global customers.”
About L&T Technology Services Ltd
L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a publicly traded subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on engineering and research and development (ER&D) services. We offer consulting, design, development and testing services throughout the product and process development lifecycle. Our client base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 57 of the world’s leading EMS and development companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecommunications, and hi-tech and process industries. Headquartered in India, we have over 21,400 employees spread across 20 global engineering centers, 28 global sales offices and 90 innovation labs as of September 30, 2022. For more information, visit https://www.ltts.com/
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