Coming to India - 1
There have been a flurry of recent announcements by global tech companies opening development and work centres in India
Chennai, April 1 2022: Sunnyvale, California-based software, hardware, and services technology company. Trimble inaugurated its new office in Varalakshmi IT Park, OMR, Chennai on March 30.
This will be home to its largest R&D centre outside the US. The new office facility will allow for space to increase its employee base, as part of Trimble’s long-term strategic growth plan in the region.
The 300,000 square feet Class A office space, with 50 meeting rooms and a seating capacity of nearly 2,000 staff simultaneously, allows for effective social distancing and compliance to local COVId guidelines. Sixty percent of the building features an open office design, with a minimum of six feet between employees’ seating arrangements. Trimble will continue to focus on sanitization and safety with the addition of in-house medical support. Offering employees greater flexibility, the Chennai office will also be adopting a hybrid working model.
The office was designed to provide beautiful, landscaped views on every floor. It also has various facilities for its employees such as internet-enabled collaborative spaces, gym, play areas, crèche, health food café and lobby areas on two floors. The office also has a well-equipped library and state-of-the-art research labs for teams to work on next-gen autonomous navigation and field technology scanning solutions including AR/VR tech, 3D positioning and control products besides working with the most progressive tools in precision technology.
With a focus on sustainability, the Chennai office is equipped with a rainwater harvesting system and an onsite wastewater treatment and recycling system for sustainable water management. In addition, the office utilizes solar-powered lighting, together with other energy efficiency measures for sustainable energy management
Says Ronald Bisio, Senior Vice President at Trimble who was in India to inaugurate the new office: “India’s abundance of skilled R&D talent in cutting-edge technologies such as cloud, AI/ML, analytics, AR/VR, and web services makes it the natural choice for housing one of our largest R&D operations. India is also a strategic market for our businesses, including construction, agriculture, and geospatial, and we remain committed to growing our operations here and deliver greater value through our innovations to our customers not just in India, but around the world.”
Adds Rajan Aiyer, Vice President and Managing Director, Trimble, South Asia Region: “Trimble’s new office in Chennai marks an important milestone for our presence in India. The continual growth of Trimble’s India R&D center is a testimony to India’s talent potential. We are truly thankful to Trimble executive management who have placed such great faith over the years in our ability to deliver innovative technology solutions from India for our customers around the world. We really are making an India for the world.”