German luxury carmaker Volkswagen has invested Rs. 22 crore to start off its IT operations in Pune, India. The IT centre will cater to the carmaker's products globally.
According to a company statement, the Volkswagen IT centre in Pune has a 300 member team and will soon scale up to become a 450 member team. The carmaker will collaborate with different IT organisations within the VW Group in Germany and work on future products.
Uwe Matulovic, the Head of the Management Board at Volkswagen IT said that the company is focusing on building the right team that will be on par with the team back in Germany in terms of quality and effectiveness.
At present, the team in India has expertise in fields such as AVA, Microsoft Technologies, Business Intelligence, SAP, ServiceNow, mobility, and testing.
Speaking on the new IT centre, Martin Hofmann, Volkswagen's Chief Information Officer said, "We are offering our brands the opportunity to unlock the potential of their IT investments with the support of the IT talent pool we have put together in India."
"As the team here will eventually extend its services to cover all brands, India's significance will only be further amplified."