Smiths Aerospace outsources to India's HCL

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Smiths Aerospace outsources to India's HCL

Antony Savvas

Smiths Aerospace, part of global technology firm Smiths Group, has opened a development centre in Chennai, India using local outsourcer HCL Technologies.

Under the agreement, HCL will provide the resources and management at the centre with 60 assigned positions for IT and engineering services.

Mike Taylor, Smiths Aerospace supply chain vice-president, said, “With the development centre, HCL facilities and personnel are dedicated to Smiths, which results in increased efficiency due to the familiarisation of our projects and processes.”

He said, “Our partnership with HCL will result in the time, cost, and quality benefits that we expect from a successful sourcing business.”

The dedicated design centre will cater to Smiths Aerospace’ global engineering requirements and will quickly ramp up to over 150 dedicated professionals, offering various IT and engineering services.

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