Infotech Lead India: The Manitowoc Company (MTW) a capital goods manufacturer, has selected HCL Technologies as its engineering partner for the crane operations in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia/Pacific regions.
Manitowoc and HCL have also set up a global engineering center in Pune, India to support Manitowoc’s design centers and accelerate its new product development initiatives in emerging regions such as India, China, and Brazil.
Through this design center, HCL offers a complete spectrum of engineering services to Manitowoc Cranes to produce blueprints for new and innovative crane models. HCL also anticipates, simulates, and provides novel solutions in design implementation in a cost effective and timely manner.
The design center also extends engineering design services support to Manitowoc’s key engineering hubs and innovation centers in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Germany, France, and Italy. The service offerings are focused around product design, value engineering, structural engineering, embedded software development, and hardware engineering.
“Partnering with HCL enables us to further strengthen the core tenets of our strategy – to provide superior products and capitalize on global growth opportunities,” said Jens Ennen, senior vice president Global Engineering & Innovation, Manitowoc Cranes.
“HCL’s alignment to the key business imperatives of Manitowoc and synergies between our business objectives proved to be the key differentiators during our partner evaluation process,” said Dr. Suresh Natarajan, director of Global Engineering Services, Manitowoc Cranes.
“We are pleased to partner with Manitowoc Cranes on their advent to capture the potential manufacturing opportunities in the growing economies,” said GH Rao, president, Engineering and R&D services, HCL Technologies.