Diversified infrastructure, finance and media company GE is celebrating the first decade of its Technology Centre in Bangalore -- the company’s first and largest multidisciplinary Research and Product Development Center outside the US.
Sanjay M. Correa, Vice President and Managing Director – GE India Technology Centre says, “The Centre’s tenth anniversary is a significant milestone for GE. Over the years, we have grown a pool of strong technical talent across diverse industries. The Centre is an engine that will help drive GE’s growth both globally and in India. John L Flannery, President and CEO, GE India said, “GE India is focused on addressing the most pressing needs of the country in the areas of infrastructure and healthcare by developing local capabilities, partnerships and technologies. The technology centre will continue to help fill the gaps in the local market by developing relevant technologies and products at the right price.”
The centre has made significant strides in developing technologies, across a wide portfolio of businesses including, Power Generation, Renewables, Oil and Gas, Water, Electrical Distribution and Controls, Rail, Healthcare and Aviation around the world. Over 4000 scientists, researchers and engineers work on GE's global technology and engineering programs including high-density batteries, hybrid locomotives, thin-film solar and digital pathology
As part of GE’s ‘In India, For India” initiative, the company aims to improve quality of life, in areas such as Water, Energy and Healthcare by leveraging the technologies developed by its technology centre in the country like include zero-energy clean water solutions for rural markets, low wind regime turbines, high efficiency gas engines, biomass based power solutions and diagnostic computed tomography systems (CT) designed in India to provide better access to tier two and three cities.
The 175 million dollar zero-discharge centre also houses a Gold-LEED certified green building that can accommodate up to two thousand employees and was awarded the ET Smart Workplace award (2008) in the Industrial and Manufacturing segment in recognition of its efforts to offer employees an open and free environment fostering technological innovation and talent development.
Sep 17 2010