BMW Group and Tata Technologies partner to establish software hubs in India

The JV will initiate operations with a staff of 100 individuals and plans to scale up to a four-figure count in the coming years.

BMW Group and Tata Technologies partnership / Image- Official Logo of BMW and Tata motors

Leading automaking giant BMW Group and Tata Technologies, a global leader in digital services, have launched a joint venture (JV) aiming to build a cutting-edge software and IT development center in major Indian cities like Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai.

While the joint venture’s formation is pending review and approval by relevant authorities, an official statement by the firms announced that its main operations will be in Bangalore and Pune, while Chennai will focus on business IT solutions. 

The collaboration will be driven by the ethos of 'Engineer in India for the World', and will leverage Tata Technologies' digital engineering expertise and talent pool to boost BMW Group's software capabilities across global IT hubs.

Additionally , the venture will primarily focus on strategic software development, including solutions for software-defined vehicles (SDVs), with an emphasis on automated driving, infotainment, and digital services in automotive software. Moreover, in business IT, the focus will be on digitalizing and automating product development, production, and sales processes.

Initially, the initiative will be supported by 100 trained Tata Technologies professionals, ensuring immediate contributions to software projects. Over time, the JV is expected to expand its workforce significantly, potentially reaching a four-digit number in the coming years.

Commenting on the collaboration, Warren Harris, CEO and MD of Tata Technologies, said, “Our collaboration with the BMW Group demonstrates our commitment to providing top-tier solutions in automotive software and digital engineering to customers across the world. Aligned with our vision of engineering a better world, we’re excited to bring our expertise to the forefront, aiding BMW Group in engineering premium products, delivering great digital experiences for their customers and propelling its digital transformation journey in Business IT.”

“The expansion of international DevOps hubs has clearly proved to be a successful model for the BMW Group,” said Alexander Buresch, CIO and Senior Vice President of BMW Group IT. “I am therefore extremely pleased that we have found a strong and valued technology partner with Tata Technologies and are now also expanding our footprint in India.”