Tata Technologies, a company that provides solution for Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), Enterprise Solutions services, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) showcased the Tata Nano in the “BETTER INNOVATION on Tour” for the first time ever in Canada at the APMA-Auto21 Annual Conference in Windsor, Ontario, June 8-10.
The conference had more than 800 members of Canada’s automotive component supply industry and research community participating, who keenly observed the car, which to them would be the cheapest car they can buy or supply components for when it sails to their country in the future.
The Tata Nano has been on tour across the United States this year. Its overseas journey first caught our attention during its stopover at Chicago's Judson university on its way to the North American motor show in January this year.
|Tata Technologies press release
DETROIT, June 7, 2010 – Tata Technologies, a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), Enterprise Solutions services, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) today announced that “BETTER INNOVATION on Tour,” will show the Tata Nano, the world’s most affordable car, for the first time ever in Canada at the APMA-Auto21 Annual Conference in Windsor, Ontario, June 8-10.
The conference will take place at Caesars Windsor, June 7-10. More than 800 members of Canada’s automotive component supply industry and research community are expected to attend. A number of industry-leading speakers, including Hushedar Mehta, Tata Technologies Vice President – Global Services, will appear, providing insight on upcoming automotive innovation and emerging technologies. Mehta will speak on Wednesday, June 9, about Tata Technologies’ frugal and sustainability engineering capabilities, using the Tata Nano as an example of those capabilities put to work. The BETTER INNOVATION Nano will remain on display, following his presentation, through the close of the event on Thursday, June 10. Tata Technologies representatives from the company’s Windsor, Ontario, Canada headquarters facility will be available to answer questions about Tata Technologies and the Nano throughout the event as well.
Tata Technologies played a key role in engineering the Nano, which is produced by Tata Motors in India, for the Indian market. The company is using the car to highlight its full-vehicle engineering and design capabilities to clients, engineering students and select automotive and engineering media.
BETTER INNOVATION on Tour kicked off in April with visits to client sites in Illinois, Michigan, and a stop at SAE Headquarters in Warrendale, Penn. In May, the tour visited Tata Technologies client Case New Holland, in Illinois, and made a stop on May 14 at “Goodyear Innovation Day,” at the Goodyear Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio.
The Nano featured in BETTER INNOVATION on Tour is owned by Tata Technologies and is on loan from its Center for Advanced Engineering and Design in Pune, India. It is the first-ever Nano to be displayed in North America, making its debut at the Tata Technologies BETTER INNOVATION event at the Detroit Science Center in January.
“The innovative thinking that brought the Tata Nano to market is symbolic of what Tata Technologies has to offer the automotive industry,” said Warren Harris, Tata Technologies’ President and COO. “Tata Technologies was front-and-center in engineering and developing the Nano; working closely with Tata Motors and with a significant number of the Nano project suppliers.”
Tata Technologies was involved from concept to launch on the Nano project, working on the concept, advanced engineering, body-in-white, interior, exterior and even playing a role in the innovative approach taken to manufacturing.
Tata Technologies contributed to more than 18 patents on the Nano project, according to Mehta, “Our work on the Nano is part of a sweeping wave of change within the automotive industry – the use of truly global engineering resources.”
Follow BETTER INNOVATION on Tour on the BETTER INNOVATION website, www.betterinnovation.com, where visitors will find complete listings of tour stops, as well as photo and video galleries of BETTER INNOVATION on Tour events.
About Tata Technologies
Tata Technologies Limited, founded in 1989, is a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing and Product Development IT services to the global manufacturing industry. Tata Technologies, through its pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes, delivers best-in-class solutions for Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) to the world’s leading automotive and aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers.
Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Luton). The company has a combined global work force of more than 4,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit www.tatatechnologies.com