HCL Technologies Ltd will enter into a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) for a long-term strategic partnership with Crane
Aerospace & Electronics (Crane).
the deal, HCL will work as an extension of Crane''s engineering
team delivering high value services, including software,
hardware, and mechanical engineering, for full product
lifecycle development from the company''s existing offshore
development center (ODC) in Bangalore and facilities in
signing will take place at Crane''s facility in Burbank,
California where both companies will announce their strategic
intent to expand the existing dedicated ODC team to include
over 100 engineers. HCL will provide engineering services
to support Crane''s product lines in cabin, landing systems,
sensing & utility systems and fluid management across
several aircraft programmes.
to Shami Khorana, corporate vice president of the company
and president of the US subsidiary HCL America Inc, "This
is a key engagement for HCL. We have been associated with
Crane for more than two years and have had a very successful
relationship. We began by executing small partial lifecycle
projects, which has now been scaled up to include full
lifecycle development projects culminating in the setting
up of a dedicated ODC. We are excited about this recent
plan for expansion and will continue to deliver transformational
value to Crane through the ODC relationship."
began its engagement with Crane in late 2004 with a verification
and validation project on the 777 brake systems control
unit. Towards the end of 2005, The company set up a dedicated
for Crane that focused on providing software development
as well as hardware (logic devices) and software verification
and validation services. HCL''s services are now being
extended to include full lifecycle product development.