IT services provider Wipro Limited said it has established a center for automotive technology in Timisoara, Romania to focus on embedded solutions such as in-vehicle entertainment, cluster display, telematics, connected cars and driver assistance systems.
The company plans to hire experienced technology professionals and engineering graduates from top universities in Romania.
The center will be co-located with the existing facility at Timisoara. In addition, the company also has a center in Bucharest, the Romanian capital.
“In order to accommodate the increasing workforce, Wipro has expanded the office space to 12,000+ square metres in Bucharest and 3,000+ square metres in Timisoara,” it said.
The center will cater to automobile makers across the globe.
“Our Center of Excellence in Timisoara is located close to some of our top clients in Europe and we expect to see significant traction from them in the embedded software domain as well as interest in emerging technologies,” said Anita Ganti, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Product Engineering Services, Wipro.
Wipro has been present in Romania for over 10 years. Today, the company has a total employee strength of over 1200 in Romania, serving over 30 clients in Europe, across industries such as retail and consumer goods, healthcare, manufacturing and telecom.
“Romania offers a great engineering talent pool and excellent infrastructure support. An enhanced engineering presence in Romania will help us address the local and global needs of our European engineering customers, and assist them in gaining both scale and time-to-market advantages.”
Wipro has been making embedded software — so called because they are permanently ’embedded’ in chips — over the last two decades for Tier-1 global automotive electronic suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the company said.