Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) launches Industrial Automation business, WIN Automation– a full-service line Industrial Automation business that will focus on the discrete manufacturing sector in India and ASEAN and enable companies to be automated, digitized and smart.
Announcing this, Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), said, “As part of our growth strategy, we continuously analyze emerging technologies, applications and the industry landscape. While doing this, we evaluate new business areas that not only hold the promise of growth but also have a synergistic alignment with our current businesses, capability, and culture. Industrial Automation fits in well.”
“Our core focus is to be a system integrator and play a pivotal role in Industrial Automation. Our objective is to make WIN Automation be among the top three system integrators in the discrete manufacturing Industrial Automation business in the geographies we will operate in,” he added.
The Company has appointed G Sundaraman (Sundar) as Senior Vice President and Head of WIN Automation. A Mechanical Engineer from REC, Trichy, he has nearly three decades of experience in the manufacturing sector in leadership roles across multiple functions having worked with Companies such as Pricol, JCB, TVS, Whirlpool, and others. He has leveraged and integrated solutions for Industrial Automation through Robotics, IoT, Sensors & Telematics to drive productivity and business goals.
Kumar said, “Sundar’s passion for futuristic technology platforms and his understanding of technology applications, the global market, and the ecosystem, positions him well to lead our foray into Industrial Automation”
Opportunities and challenges are inherent in India’s manufacturing sector. It is poised to grow exponentially to reach US$ 1 Trillion by 2025 and rank among the top three growth economies and manufacturing destinations of the world by 2020. The Government of India’s stated ambition is to raise manufacturing’s contribution to 25% of GDP by 2022 and to create 100 million jobs in the coming decade.
“However, the sector has challenges to overcome. Manufacturing in India tends to be labor intensive and it has not been easy to combat global competition and achieve a high level of productivity. Re-skilled workforce in automated factories enhances business growth through improved productivity & quality,” said G Sundararaman, Senior Vice President and Head of WIN Automation.
He said that WIN Automation will design smart automation solutions and develop, integrate and implement the physical systems along with digital systems. “For India to adopt industry 4.0 successfully, it is critical that we don’t skip implementation of industry 2.0 & industry 3.0,” he added.
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