Rockwell Collins Expands Relationship with HCL Technologies
PARIS -- Rockwell Collins, a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions, today announced an expanded strategic relationship with HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), India's leading global IT services company and a world class partner in delivering product engineering and enterprise IT services to the aerospace industry.
Under the terms of this renewable agreement, HCL will serve as an extension of Rockwell Collins' engineering centers, delivering high value services such as software, hardware and mechanical engineering for full product lifecycle development. Approximately 300 HCL engineers, professionals and experts will be dedicated be Rockwell Collins' offshore design and development centers in Chennai and Bangalore.
"This new design center plays a key role in providing additional resources we need to advance smart communications and aviation electronic solutions for our worldwide customer base," said Kelly Ortberg, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Commercial Systems at Rockwell Collins. "In addition to gaining increased efficiency through 24-hour a day engineering operations, having this center in Asia will increase our presence, visibility and access to our customers in that region of the globe."
"Based on our history with HCL and past success, we're confident this extended relationship will provide us with resources and ensure we continue to meet our technical goals and business objectives," he noted.
"HCL's relationship with Rockwell Collins began six years ago with a verification and validation project and has grown substantially in size and strategic relevance since," said Shami Khorana, president of HCL America. "As one of the first aerospace companies to look to India as a strategic sourcing destination, Rockwell Collins has been a pioneer and leader in aerospace global sourcing and we're thrilled to have contributed to the company's success."
HCL is the first Indian IT solutions provider to obtain AS 9100 certification, a testimony to the company's quality and domain expertise. HCL's aerospace business currently includes several global aerospace companies in its client roster including airframe manufacturers, system integrators and Tier 1 suppliers.
The services offered by HCL's aerospace practice encompass embedded software, hardware design, engineering services, test equipments/rigs and applications development. The business is supported by practitioners combining more than 2,500 person years of experience in avionics-specific programming languages, methodologies, tools, operating systems, compilers and standards.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is one of India's leading global IT Services companies, providing software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management services and BPO. Having made a foray into the global IT landscape in 1999 after its IPO, HCL Technologies focuses on Transformational Outsourcing, working with clients in areas that impact and re-define the core of their business. The company leverages an extensive global offshore infrastructure and its global network of offices in 17 countries to deliver solutions across select verticals including Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Telecom and Media & Entertainment (M&E). For the quarter ended 31st March 2007, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.27 billion (Rs. 5,675 crores) and employed 40,149 professionals. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading Global Technology and IT enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 45,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 17 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.in.