General Motors and Tata Consultancy Services recently announced a new strategic partnership that builds on a 16-year relationship between the two companies. The new GM partnership will include support from TCS with regard to various global vehicle engineering programs, with TCS providing design services over the next five years. The projects will focus on a variety of vehicle features, including propulsion systems, vehicle engineering, controls development, testing, creative design, and more.
Tata Consultancy Services, or TCS, is a multinational information technology service and consulting service headquartered in Mumbai, India. TCS is a subsidiary of Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates.
In a recent press release, General Motors’ vice president of electrification, controls, software and electronics, Dan Nicholson, commented on the new GM partnership, saying “TCS has been an outstanding partner for 16 years. We are pleased to evolve our partnership even further, as we work to deliver on our commitment to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
As part of the new GM partnership, TCS is slated to acquire a number of assets at the GM Technical Center – India (GMTC-I). This includes the transfer of more than 1,300 GMTC-I employees to TCS. Financial details of the deal were not outlined. However, according to a recent press release, the asset handover is slated for completion by the end of the month.
“Next generation automotive R&D is a key focus area for TCS, given the criticality of product innovation and connectedness in the Business 4.0 world,” said the Global Head of Manufacturing Business Group, TCS, Susheel Vasudevan. “This new partnership with General Motors is a testament to our willingness to invest in the relationship for the longer term.”
“This partnership will make both companies stronger,” said GMTC-I vice president of engineering and operations, Brian McMurray. “GM will benefit from the scale and cross-sectoral knowledge of TCS, while TCS will benefit from the influx of world-class engineering talent.”