Harman, a Samsung Electronics subsidiary focused on designing consumer experience in the automotive grade, on Tuesday announced its expansion plans in India by opening a new automotive engineering centre.
The new center will open in Chennai by the second quarter of this year and will hire 200 employees to begin operations.
Currently, more than one-third of HARMAN’s total workforce, i.e. around 10,000 employees, work in India.
“Our commitment to India runs deep, and with this new facility, we are leveraging the rich talent base in the region to drive innovation and create world-class automotive experiences. As such, Chennai is the perfect location to attract top talent and foster a collaborative work culture, which aligns with HARMAN’s global ethos, Prathap Devanaigham, Managing Director, HARMAN India, said in a statement.
The company said the Chennai center will serve both global and Indian OEMs, and it will collaborate with other major centers such as Bangalore and Pune to develop advanced automotive technologies.
It further said that the inauguration of HARMAN’s Automotive Engineering Center in Chennai is a significant step towards developing advanced automotive innovations and strengthening the company’s presence in the fast-growing Indian market.
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