Panasonic, Tata Elexi to set up R&D unit in Bengaluru
Consumer electronic major Panasonic on Tuesday said it would set up R&D unit in Bengaluru in association with Tata Elexi to strengthen its appliances business in domestic and global markets. The new R&D center will develop technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics from India for its global operations and also help in product designing in local product manufacturing.
The Indian R&D establishment will have two centers - a Design Division, which would be based at Panasonic's Jhajjar unit and one Offshore Development Division based at Bengaluru, it added.
"The launch of the R&D centre in Bengaluru aims to grow Panasonic s business in the ISAMEA (India, South Asia, Middle East and Africa) region with a medium and long-term strategic view," President of Appliances Company & Senior MD, Panasonic Corporation, Tetsuro Homma said.
He further said: "The new R&D Centre will accelerate Panasonic product innovations in newer categories and will help the appliances industry in its growth." Its Jhajjar unit will focus on factory engineering, product design and QC function for products such as airconditioner, washing machine, refrigerators, while Bangalore will develop technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics for domestic and global markets.