United Tech opens Research and Design centre

HyderabadUnited Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)  announced on Monday the opening of a new Hyderabad Research and Design Centre, 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 localization of products, supporting the Modi government’s “Make in India” initiative.

The research centre will house engineers supporting R&D efforts for United Technologies business units including UTC Climate, Controls and Security and Otis.

KT Rama Rao, Minister of IT, inaugurated the new office and Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, Science & Technology, United Technologies, commemorated the grand opening ceremony.  Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Government of Telangana, was also on hand for the ceremony as well as Dr. John Galbraith, vice president, global engineering, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, and Dr. Thierry Jomard, vice president, global engineering, Otis.

“At United Technologies, innovation is an integral part of the DNA of our all of businesses,” said Dr. McQuade. Prakash Bodla, executive director, Hyderabad Research & Design Centre, added that the new workspace is designed to further strengthen innovation through open-plan offices, clustered cubicles and silent zones in a neighborhood-like layout to elevate productivity and morale.

The Hyderabad Research & Design Centre was established in 2002 and has worked in close collaboration with other engineering sites across the globe.-NSS

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