Global product engineering and digital services company Tata Technologies announced its plans to scale up its West Midlands operations. It will see the creation of around 350 jobs in the region.
This follows investments being made by Tata Technologies to leverage the talent pool in the West Midlands through its state-of-the-art European headquarter – European Innovation and Development Centre (EIDC) - in Leamington Spa.
West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor Andy Street said: “I had the chance to meet with Tata leadership in Mumbai last year & it’s great to see recognition of the talent here.”
Tata Technologies will be collaborating with the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Warwick to establish Centres of Excellence for Cybersecurity, FUSA (Functional Safety for Automotive) and AUTOSAR (Automotive Open System Architecture).
Located in Leamington Spa (Tachbrook Park), EIDC serves Europe, US and Asia-Pacific markets, delivering engineering and digital solutions across the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery sectors. It houses engineering support services, two advanced engineering labs and an R&D centre.
The announcement coincides with West Midlands mayor Andy Street’s visit to the site, where discussions centred on Tata Technologies’ pledge to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce in the region, supported by its initiative – Rainbow, driven across the organization. The visit featured a display of the latest technologies in electric and autonomous vehicles being engineered in the West Midlands, which are expected to shape the future of the automotive industry.
What Tata Technologies said
Warren Harris, MD and CEO of Tata Technologies, said: “Tata Technologies’ European Innovation and Development Centre (EIDC) is a key delivery centre for Tata Technologies Europe and is the biggest centre out of India with approximately 650 employees in the UK. Teams at EIDC are part of some of the biggest innovations that we are delivering for our global customers through a global mindset and we want to leverage the talent at West Midlands to engineer the next generation of Electric Vehicles and AircraftsThrough partnerships with educational institutions, we aim to provide training, resources and job opportunities to individuals looking to enter or advance in these fields while also fostering innovation and growth in the mobility industry. We are delighted to host the West Midlands mayor at our European HQ to discuss our shared ambitions in developing an expert and diverse workforce in the West Midlands.”
What Mayor Andy Street said
Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said: “Tata is a globally renowned company and an important employer in our region. Back in November, I had the chance to meet with senior Tata leadership in Mumbai so it’s great to see Tata Technologies recognising the strength of our local – and STEM literate – talent pool with this announcement regarding investment and expansion.”
The investment follows a trade mission to India, which included Andy Street, organised by the Investment Promotion Agency, the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), where strategic discussions with senior Tata Group officials included Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, and focused on the important role of the West Midlands in the Group’s UK growth plans.