Calsonic Kansei and L&T IES partner to set up an Offshore Development Centre in Chennai


Calsonic Kansei and LT IES partner

L&T Integrated Engineering Services (IES)recently inaugurated its Offshore Development Centre (ODC) for Calsonic Kansei (CK) at Chennai.

This partnership initiative called Calsonic KanseiEngineering Centre India-L&T (CECI-L&T)will extend CK’s presence in India by replicating their engineering function to support project development.

Over the initial phase of five years, CECI-L&T will focus on expansion and optimization of activities in this facility.CECI-L&Twill be one of the largest Global engineering center for CK outside, and will provide value efficiency and support to make this ODC a Global Development centre that functions as an advance development facility for CK.

Mr. Shigeo Shingyoji, EVP and Board Member of Calsonic Kansei Corporation who is the CK’s Executive Sponsorfor CECI-L&T, while inaugurating the facility said, “We have launched our mid-term plan; called GX4T10, which implies that CK wants to be top 10 global-automotive-component supplier through this midterm plan, which consist of 4 Gs, Green Technologies, Growth in business, Globalization, and Great as to be a truly Great Company for all CK stakeholders.We are very happy that we have found Larsen& Toubro Integrated Engineering Service as the right partner towards that endeavor, and with remarkable speed- far beyond our expectation, we could reach this stage.”

Mr. V K Magapu, Advisor to the Chairman and Member - Executive Management Committee, L&T,graced the event. Speaking on the occasion he said, “This ODC facility is an investment for the future. We are glad to partner with CK as their global strategic partner in their pioneering venture in India.”

L&T IES’ partnership with CK is an enablement of business opportunity in the southern capital of India giving an immediate prospect for a geographical uplift. This strategic initiative will focus closely to support CK’s Indian customers. L&T IES will facilitate the ODC with test labs and advance functional areas over the period of time. L&T IES’   bilingual engineers are the mainstay feature of this project.

The progress made in a short span of time has been impressive to establish core function teams at CECI-L&T including design and analysis, material research, supplier localization and global process standardization.