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Rockwell Automation Opens Software Development Centre in Pune, India

Rockwell Automation Opens Software Development Centre in Pune, India

July 11, 2022 12:40 pm

The centre will develop smart manufacturing software for local and global markets.

Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today inaugurated its new Software Development Centre (SDC) in Hinjewadi, Pune. The site enhances Rockwell Automation’s global research and development capacity and will develop smart manufacturing software to help both local and global customers on their digital transformation journeys.

Nearly one-third of Rockwell Automation’s global software and control production operations management workforce is based in India. The Pune SDC has already employed people across roles like product management, software architecture and engineering and plans to hire many more as demand grows. The SDC will give employees a chance to work in a challenging product development space with an opportunity to share and learn from teams and customers across the globe.

Martin Dittmer, director of software engineering, software and control, Rockwell Automation said, “We are proud to inaugurate the Software Development Centre in India. It is a world-class facility for building and developing software products catering to both local and global market needs. It is a testament to India’s strength in digitalization and a great example of a global company investing in the country and participating in the ‘Make in India’ national program.”

Dilip Sawhney, managing director, Rockwell Automation India said, “India is an important market for Rockwell Automation, and we aim to keep growing in the software development space. The new SDC in Pune will help us enhance our research and development capacity and to develop software products in line with global standards. We plan to further build our capability by leveraging India’s highly skilled software talent to grow our local teams. The investment in our new SDC shows our faith in India’s growth story and its digitalization and smart manufacturing policy initiatives.”

Key members of Rockwell Automation’s global leadership team attended the inauguration ceremony of the SDC including Dittmer; Wes Mukai, chief engineering officer, software and control; and Martin Petrick, business manager, manufacturing executing systems. The local India leadership team was represented by Mr. Dilip Sawhney, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell Automation has been growing its footprint in India across areas such as engineering, commercial, supply chain and its software and technology capabilities. It has more than doubled its workforce in India since 2015.


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