Trimble Inaugurates its New R&D Center in Chennai

01 Apr 2022 Long Read

Trimble has inaugurated its new office in Varalakshmi IT Park, OMR, Chennai. The new office features 300,000 square feet office space, with 50 meeting rooms and a seating capacity of nearly 2,000 staff simultaneously, which allows for effective social distancing and compliance to local Covid guidelines. Sixty percent of the building features an open office design, with a minimum of six feet between employees’ seating arrangements. The office will also be adopting a hybrid working model.

Speaking about the launch, Ronald Bisio, Senior Vice President at Trimble, stated, “India’s abundance of skilled R&D talent in cutting-edge technologies such as cloud, AI/ML, analytics, AR/VR, and web services makes it the natural choice for housing one of ourlargest R&D operations. India is also a strategic market for our businesses, including construction, agriculture, and geospatial, and we remain committed to growing our operations here and deliver greater value through our innovations to our customers not just in India, but around the world.”

Along with the landscaped views, the new office space has various facilities for its employees such as internet-enabled collaborative spaces, gym, play areas, crèche, health food café and lobby areas on two floors. The office also has a well-equipped library and research labs for teams to work on next-gen autonomous navigation and field technology scanning solutions including AR/VR tech, 3D positioning and control. With a focus on sustainability, the office is also equipped with rainwater harvesting system and an onsite wastewater treatment and recycling system for sustainable water management.

Rajan Aiyer, Vice President and Managing Director, Trimble, South Asia Region, further commented, “Trimble’s new office in Chennai marks an important milestone for our presence in India. The continual growth of Trimble’s India R&D center is a testimony to India’s talent potential. We are truly thankful to Trimble executive management who have placed such great faith over the years in our ability to deliverinnovative technology solutions from India for our customers around the world. We really are making an India for the world.”

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