Nissan signs MoU with Kerala govt for setting up global center

Nissan signs MoU with Kerala govt for setting up global center


Thiruvananthapuram, Japanese automotive major Nissan Motors on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kerala government to establish a new global center for digital operations in India. The MoU was signed by Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose and Nissan Corporate Vice-President and Chief Information Officer Tony Thomas at a function held here on Friday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who also holds the Information Technology portfolio attended the MoU signing function. The Nissan Digital Hub will be the first of a number of software and information technology development centres in Asia, Europe and North America. These will comprehensively transform Nissan's business by placing digital technology at the heart of key operations and services. The first center will initially be at Technopark. Once fully operational after moving to a permanent location in the city, it will provide a range of in-house services to strengthen Nissan's digital capabilities in India and other global markets.

"This landmark announcement marks the arrival of the first global brand to Kerala. The center brings a great opportunity for both Nissan and the region. It will not only provide Nissan access to a skilled and dedicated workforce but also allow Kerala to showcase its significant potential as a base for global business", the Chief Minister said. "The new Digital Hub in Kerala will serve as an important engine to drive Nissan's global digital transformation. This hub will help us develop and maintain a talented workforce in-house, to improve the way we serve our customers around the world" opined Tony Thomas. "The creation of Nissan's first global Digital Hub in India reflects our commitment to this growing market and our belief in investing in India for the long term. Harnessing the skills and talents of the workforce in India is another way that Nissan is working to capture the full potential of the region", added Peyman Kargar, Chairman of Nissan's Africa, Middle East and India region. Together with its alliance partner Renault, Nissan already has a large manufacturing plant outside Chennai with a potential annual capacity of 480,000 vehicles for the domestic markets and exports. A global alliance R&D center, also in Chennai, employs 7,000 engineers working on projects including vehicle and technology development.

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