German automaker Volkswagen starts IT arm in Pune to support global brands

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2016 00:02 IST
Logo of Volkswagen. The German automaker has started an in-house arm in Pune to serve the IT-related needs of all its global brands. (Reuters)

German automaker Volkswagen on Thursday said it has started an in-house arm in Pune to serve the information technology-related needs of all its global brands.

It has invested 3 million euros or Rs 22.5 in crore into Volkswagen IT Services India, the newly created company with a team of 300 professionals at present which will be scaled up to 450 soon, a company statement said.

They will be collaborating with different IT organisations within the Volkswagen Group in Germany and work on future related projects and drive innovations, it said.

“We are offering our brands the opportunity to unlock the potential of their IT investments with the support of the IT talent pool we have put together in India. As the team here will eventually extend its services to cover all brands, India’s significance will only be further amplified,” Martin Hofmann, Volkswagen AG’s chief information officer, said.

Head of the management board of Volkswagen Group IT Services GmbH, Uwe Matulovic, said the company is focused on building the right team which is at par with German standards of quality and effectiveness at present.

The group, which is at present mired in the emissions scandal, boasts of a brand portfolio including marquee names like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and Skoda.

At present, the team has an expertise in areas like AVA, Microsoft Technologies, Business Intelligence, SAP, ServiceNow, mobility and testing, it said.

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