Cyient, design-led manufacturing, and after market solutions, today inaugurated a new global design center in Bengaluru, for SMEC, an Australian professional services company recognised around the world for providing high-level consultancy services on major infrastructure projects. The facility, a dedicated center of excellence built and operated by Cyient, is SMEC’s first offshore design center, and will support SMEC’s global design work primarily around civil and structural, including Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Located at Cyient’s Electronic City campus in Bengaluru, the fully functional and scalable center is a result of the engagement between Cyient and SMEC. The center which will commence its operations from July 2016, is expected to scale upto 100 full-time engineers within a year, and grow significantly each year thereafter, generating new employment.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and CEO, Cyient said, “We are delighted to partner with SMEC and establish a state-of-the-art global design center in Bengaluru. The relationship represents the strong synergies in civil and structural engineering that both SMEC and Cyient recognize in each other. The design center sets the foundation for a long-term collaboration with SMEC.”
Mr. Andy Goodwin, CEO, SMEC, said “SMEC is very pleased to be partnering with Cyient to support our global design offering. Cyient has a long-standing reputation for providing superior service to Tier-1 clients across a broad range of industries. I am excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will present for SMEC’s clients, who can look forward to greater value with the same high quality service.”
SMEC has a strong global footprint with over 75 offices across a network of 40 countries across Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America. SMEC serves a broad range of industry sectors including: Transport; Energy; Built Environment; Water; Environment; Resources & Industry; and Health, Education & Government Advisory.