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Pratt & Whitney to Open Global Supply Chain Support Center in Bengaluru India

Pratt & Whitney will open the ‘India Capability Center’, a world-class global supply chain support center in Bengaluru, India. The center will employ hundreds of analysts and data scientists focused on digital capabilities, to augment the company’s global supply chain.

Artist rendering of Pratt & Whitney’s India Capabilities Center (ICC) in Bengaluru, India. The ICC will employ hundreds of aerospace analysts and data scientists that will focus on supply chain operations, procurement, and digital analytics – Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Thursday (March 24, 2022), Pratt & Whitney announced that they will open a world-class supply chain support center in Bengaluru, India. The company’s new India Capability Center (ICC) will employ hundreds of analysts and data scientists who will focus on digital capabilities to augment Pratt &Whitney’s global supply chain. Recruitment for the first tranche of 160 aerospace analysts and data scientists has already started, and the center plans to being initial operations by April 2022. The ICC will be co-located at Collins Aerospace’s campus in Yelahanka, Bengaluru.

In Thursday’s announcment, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Vice President – Supply Management, Jim Hamakiotis, said,

“We are proud to announce our Supply Chain Support Center in Bengaluru – a first-of-its-kind investment for Pratt & Whitney in India. As we build upon our digital transformation efforts at Pratt & Whitney, the India center will play a crucial role in creating an advanced and integrated global supply chain for us.”

Also commenting on the launch of the India Capability Center, Pratt & Whitney’s President and Country Lead for India, Ashmita Sethi, said,

“India provides the perfect ecosystem of aerospace talent, innovation and capabilities for us. Over the years we have made significant investments, including our state-of-the-art India Customer Training Center in Hyderabad and our advanced R&D center in Bengaluru. Our new center is a great example of our continued commitment to India, and we aim to grow our in-country capabilities further.”

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Managing Director – India Operations, Sandeep Sharma, added,

“India’s ICC will deliver seamless international collaboration. We look forward to building a team that is curious, innovative and aligned to Pratt & Whitney’s mission – and Bengaluru serves as the perfect talent hub.”

For the last decade, Pratt & Whitney has already had a strong Research & Development (R&D) presence in Bengaluru with a world-class center at the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc). The R&D center focuses on research of cutting-edge materials and propulsion technologies. Pratt & Whitney has the largest engine footprint in India, with over 1,700 engines and APUs powering more than 900 aircraft. Nearly one in two customers flying in India fly on aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine.

Source: Pratt & Whitney

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