United Tech opens Research and Design centre

Hyderabad:A�United TechnologiesA�Corp. (NYSE:UTX)A� announced on Monday the opening of a new Hyderabad Research and Design Centre, which has been expanded to enhance the companya��s cutting-edge engineering innovation capabilities.A�With engineering expertise in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), fire and security solutions, and elevators, the new R&D centre will also facilitateA�the localization of products, supporting the Modi governmenta��s a�?Make in Indiaa�? 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,A�inaugurated the new office and Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, Science & Technology, United Technologies, commemorated the grand opening ceremony.A� 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.

a�?At United Technologies, innovation is an integral part of the DNA of our all of businesses,a�? said Dr. McQuade. Prakash Bodla, executive director,A�HyderabadA�Research & DesignA�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 layoutA�to elevate productivityA�andA�morale.

The HyderabadA�Research & DesignA�CentreA�was established in 2002 and has worked in close collaboration with other engineering sites across the globe.-NSS

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