- Inaugurated last week, the new facilities are the key first steps of larger Raytheon Technologies investment and growth strategy in India
- Operations Center is an energy-efficient site with best practices followed in line with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency: Collins Aerospace
In a recent development, Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., officially inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Center (GETC) and Collins India Operations Center in Bengaluru. These centres have been opened as a part of the company’s significant investment to expand its engineering, digital technology, and manufacturing operations in the country. Raytheon Technologies is looking to maximize collaboration and innovation to provide cutting-edge solutions and additional STEM-based opportunities in India.
Inaugurating the new sites, the president of Collins Aerospace, Steve Timm remarked, “We’ve been committed to the aerospace industry in India for 25 years now, directly advancing key innovations, R&D and STEM opportunities in the local market for the long term.”
The official communication pointed out that around 3,000 engineers from three other Collins Aerospace locations in Bengaluru, and about 600 personnel from other Raytheon Technologies’ group of companies will be moving into the 413,000 square-foot GETC at Northgate Tech Park to facilitate collaboration across the company’s businesses, with plans to expand its footprint on the 3-acre land in 2023 with new capabilities. Pratt & Whitney’s United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd. (UTCIPL) contract engineering services is also planned to open early next year in the same location.
Timm added that they were on course for planned investments of over $200 million in engineering and manufacturing capabilities and hiring an additional 2,000 highly skilled employees in the Indian aerospace and defence sector over the upcoming 5 years. “India is strategic to the global growth and investment strategy of all Raytheon Technologies’ businesses, and the advanced infrastructure and talent pool will help drive the country’s contributions as a global leader in aerospace and defence.”
It must be noted that both the sites are energy efficient and have been designed to the latest standards for sustainable construction. GETC has been certified with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Platinum Rating with solar power capabilities, zero water discharge facilities and other features. The Collins India Operations Center has also received USGBC Silver and IGBC Gold building certifications.
Dr Mauro Atalla, senior VP of engineering & technology for Collins Aerospace stated: “The GETC India organization supports Collins’ six strategic business units and is crucial to the continued success of our global businesses.”
“The new Collins India Operations Center located at KIADB Aerospace Park spans 26 acres across the Hitech Defense and Aerospace Park and will help Collins bring operational synergy and economies of scale, as well as support future growth opportunities and customer requirements. We will host some 1,700 employees at the new site once it is fully completed in 2026,” said Kevin Myers, VP and head of Enterprise Operations at Collins Aerospace.
Collins Aerospace is a leading solutions provider for the global aerospace and defence industry. The company claims to provide technologically advanced and intelligent solutions with its extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise.
Virginia-based Raytheon Technologies Corporation was formed in 2020 after the merger of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses. It is a global aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers.