Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) has launched Industrial Automation business, WIN Automation that will focus on the discrete manufacturing sector in India and ASEAN.
Wipro will focus to be a system integrator and will enable companies to be automated, digitized and smart.
Announcing this development, 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.”
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 function shaving 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.
“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,” added Kumar.
India’s manufacturing sector is poised to grow exponentially to reach $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 enhance business growth through improved productivity & quality,” said G. Sundararaman, Senior Vice President and Head of WIN Automation.