Marelli Awards Multi-Year Global Automotive Software Engineering Contract to Wipro
BANGALORE, INDIA & SAITAMA, JAPAN--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) September 09, 2020 -- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company and Marelli, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year global agreement for automotive engineering services.
Marelli is one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector with operational headquarters in Saitama, Japan and Corbetta, Italy.
The integration synergies of this partnership from across business units will help Marelli drive speed to value and realize its vision of transforming the future of mobility in partnership with its customers. As part of this agreement, Wipro will leverage its EngineeringNXT framework and strong automotive engineering expertise to establish a software engineering factory for Marelli. Also, it will help improve Marelli’s operational efficiency and expedite launch of cutting-edge technologies on connectivity and sustainable mobility solutions.
Dr. Detlef Juerss, Executive Vice President - Chief Commercial, Engineering & Technology Officer, Marelli said, “Given the rapid evolution of connectivity and mobility, Marelli is scaling its software engineering capabilities globally. The Marelli-Wipro partnership will allow us to drive leadership in mobility and transform our products to future market needs. We are delighted to have the benefit of Wipro’s experience, capabilities and speed of execution for Marelli.”
Harmeet Chauhan, Senior Vice President, Industrial & Engineering Services, Wipro Limited said, “We are delighted to be chosen as Marelli’s strategic engineering partner and are looking forward to supporting them in realizing their vision. Our EngineeringNXT platform of service offerings, backed by extensive experience with leading automotive OEMs and suppliers globally, will accelerate Marelli’s ability to innovate at scale, via this strategic engagement. This partnership is a proof point of the value we bring to the automotive industry and builds upon our growing footprint in Europe and Japan, which are strategic markets for us.”
Vinay Firake, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Business Unit, Wipro Limited said, “Wipro is already an IT partner to Marelli, helping the company standardize, simplify and enhance their IT services at a global level. We are glad to be selected as Marelli’s engineering partner. Our expanded partnership with the company bears testimony to the value we have been delivering to them. With this new engagement, we are confident of driving better business outcomes for automotive consumers, OEMs and Marelli group.”
MARELLI is one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector. With a strong and established track record in innovation and manufacturing excellence, our mission is to transform the future of mobility through working with customers and partners to create a safer, greener and better-connected world. With around 60,000 employees worldwide, the MARELLI footprint includes 170 facilities and R&D centers across Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa, generating revenues of 13.4 Billion Euro (JPY 1,541 billion) in 2019.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology.” By combining digital strategy, customer centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 180,000 serving clients across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
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