Indian IT major Infosys announced that it has set up an automotive digital tech unit in Germany. The company has opened the automative technology and innovation unit in Stuttgart for its client Daimler AG to help drive the German automaker’s push towards electric vehicles.
Infosys Tech unit in Germany
Dr. Ing Jorg Sommer, former Director of Digital Foundation at Daimler, has been appointed as the CEO of the unit. However, the tech unit in Germany will have a separate legal entity called Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG. Additionally, the tech unit will absorb automotive IT infrastructure experts of Daimler in Germany.
Infosys is setting up the tech unit as part of its multi-billion-dollar transformation deal that it won from the German automaker last year.
The tech unit in a multi-billion-dollar transformation deal that it won from the German automaker last year.
The tech unit in Stuttgart will focus on Artificial Intelligence, automation, and electrification of automobiles.
Salil Parekh, the CEO, Infosys, said, “The Digital Technology and Innovation Center in Stuttgart will provide a wide range of benefits for Infosys and the German automotive sector.”
He further said that the tech unit would support Daimler in its hybrid multi-cloud and AI-driven digital transformation journey to scalability by bringing together the formidable skills and expertise across Germany.
“The tech unit will provide a cloud architecture blueprint for other German manufacturers to emulate as they move through a period of resilient IT transformation. As the demand for electric cars is rising, Infosys is committed to supporting the German automotive industry as it addresses these changes in behavior.”
Infosys Diamler deal
Last year, Infosys won its largest deal ever from Daimler at an estimated value of 3 billion USD for up to 8 years.
Infosys will assist Daimler in taking three simultaneous steps to transform its IT landscape: consolidation, scaling, and modernization, said Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, Daimler, and Mercedes Benz.