Trimble, the US-based industrial technology company has inaugurated its new R&D facility in Varalakshmi IT Park, OMR, Chennai (India). This new office space is the part of Trimble’s long-term strategic growth plan and home to one of the largest R&D centres of Trimble globally.
The 300,000 square feet office space features state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities with 50 meeting rooms and seating capacity of 2,000 employees simultaneously. Sixty percent of the new R&D building features an open office design with seating arrangements minimum of six feet distance between the employees, allowing for effective social distancing and compliance to local COVID guidelines. The Chennai office will offer employees greater flexibility by adopting a hybrid working model and would also provide in-house medical support, focusing on sanitization and safety.
Ronald Bisio, Senior Vice President at Trimble inaugurated the new office in India. He said that India has skilled R&D talent in cutting-edge technologies such as AI/ML, AR/VR, cloud, analytics, and web services which makes it the natural choice for Trimble to set up one of their largest R&D operations. This new facility will enable Trimble to serve better to their partners and customers not just in India, but also around the world. India has been a strategic market for Trimble’s agriculture, geospatial and construction businesses and they will remain committed to grow their operations in India while delivering greater value through innovations.
Designed to provide beautiful landscaped views on every floor, the office provides internet-enabled collaborative spaces, play and lobby areas, gym, health food café and various other facilities. It also has state-of-the-art research labs and library for the teams to work on next-generation autonomous navigation and field technology scanning solutions. With a focus on sustainable energy and water management, the Chennai office utilizes solar-powered lighting and is equipped with a rainwater harvesting system together with an onsite wastewater treatment and recycling system.
Rajan Aiyer, Vice President and Managing Director, Trimble, South Asia Region says that the Chennai’s new office marks an important milestone for Trimble presence in India. Trimble’s India R&D center continual growth is a testimony to India’s talent potential. He further said that they are thankful to Trimble executive management for their great faith over the years in Trimble India’s ability to deliver innovative technology solutions for customers around the world.