, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defence technology companies, and Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, have signed a strategic partnership for sourcing engineering and R&D services for Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace business.
As part of the overall partnership, Rolls-Royce will ‘transition’ a significant part of its engineering centre capabilities for civil aerospace in Bengaluru to Infosys.
Leveraging its expertise in core engineering services, digital transformation capabilities, and Rolls-Royce product knowledge acquired through the partnership, Infosys will provide Rolls-Royce with a full range of high-end engineering and R&D services integrated with ‘advanced digital service’.
Kishore Jayaraman, president of Rolls-Royce India and South Asia, said: “India has grown to become a key contributor to the Rolls-Royce global engineering ecosystem, delivering high levels of technical capability to support a broad range of complex business demands. Our vision is to continue this high capability engineering work in India, in partnership with Infosys, which has been a valued partner to Rolls-Royce for many years.
“We now look forward to building on this strategic partnership to secure the full range of our engineering capabilities here, while ensuring future growth potential for our engineering talent. We are committed to India and remain positive about the long-term prospects in this market.”
Jasmeet Singh, executive vice president and global head of manufacturing at Infosys, said: “We have always believed it is important to integrate the physical knowledge of a product with digital capabilities like Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing and predictive analytics.
“The Rolls-Royce engineering team at Bengaluru has been at the forefront of these innovations, and we are delighted to welcome them to Infosys.
“We have had a long and fruitful association with Rolls-Royce and are looking forward to supporting the company in addressing civil aerospace industry challenges.”
Over the past decade, Rolls-Royce has established a multi-disciplinary engineering centre in Bengaluru that covers a mix of engineering capabilities spanning the full range of sub-functions and specialisms in R&D.
Through ‘robust investments’ over the last two decades, Infosys has established a leading position in engineering services and is delivering end-to-end solutions to customers in the turbomachinery, propulsion, aerospace and defence industries.
The ability to take over customer centres, seamlessly integrate them and leverage strong native engineering and digital capabilities has enabled Infosys to deliver enhanced services while optimising operational costs for its customers.