PACCAR Establishing India Technical Center With KPIT Cummins

PACCAR and KPIT Cummins are establishing a technical center in India to help accelerate new product development.

KPIT Cummins, a product engineering and IT consulting partner to manufacturing companies, has partnered with PACCAR to launch the PACCAR Technical Center in Pune, India. The center, with approximately 200 employees, will focus on engineering, information technology and component sourcing for worldwide production and aftermarket operations. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-medium-and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF name plates. The company also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

“KPIT is well positioned as a partner for PACCAR for several reasons,” says Kishor Patil, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, KPIT Cummins. “First, KPIT has deep automotive industry experience, secondly KPIT brings both product engineering and IT skills to support PACCAR's needs more broadly, and finally, KPIT brings operations expertise and infrastructure that fits well with PACCAR’s vision.” The PACCAR center will be located near KPIT’s main campus in Hinjawadi, Pune, India.

“PACCAR is pleased to be partnering with KPIT as they are leaders in providing world-class information technology and product development support, particularly in the automotive sector,” says Dan Sobic, Executive Vice President, PACCAR. "The PACCAR India Technical Center will deliver quality resources to our global engineering and IT organizations, and enable PACCAR to accelerate new product development,” says Todd Coulter, Executive Director, PACCAR India.