United Technologies Corp. (UTC) announced the opening of a new Hyderabad Research & Design Center, which has been expanded to enhance the company’s cutting-edge engineering innovation capabilities.
With engineering expertise in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), fire and security solutions, and elevators, the new R&D centre will also facilitate the localisation of products, supporting the government’s “Make in India” initiative, the company said.
The research centre will house engineers supporting R&D efforts for UTC’s business units including UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Otis. In the next few years, the 151,000-square foot R&D centre is expected to add additional talent, further enhancing its position as the biggest centre supporting R&D initiatives for UTC Climate, Controls & Security globally.
Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, UTC said, “By capitalising on the enormous talent pool available in India, we are sure that Hyderabad Research & Design Center will continue to expand the United Technologies engineering footprint and support a broad range of innovative solutions across our HVAC, fire and security, and elevator businesses.”
Prakash Bodla, executive director, Hyderabad Research & Design Center, added, “Hyderabad Research & Design Center has consistently supported excellent product engineering for UTC’s global building technologies offerings. The new workspace is designed to further strengthen innovation through open-plan offices, clustered cubicles and silent zones in a neighbourhood-like layout to elevate productivity and morale. Having built a modern, agile workspace to energise and motivate, this brand new centre will provide a more collaborative and efficient environment to foster innovation and address customer challenges.”
Hyderabad Research & Design Center offers expertise in the development of integrated solutions for building management systems through the use of state-of-the-art technologies to improve workplace efficiency and minimise energy and resource waste. The centre also supports product quality automation and simulation, embedded systems and software development for real-time data tracking and system optimisation.