Rolls-Royce and digital services and consulting company Infosys have signed a strategic partnership for sourcing engineering and R&D Services for Rolls’ Civil Aerospace business.

    A “significant part” of Rolls-Royce’s engineering centre capabilities for Civil Aerospace will be transferred to Infosys in Bengaluru.

    Infosys will provide a full range of high-end engineering and R&D services integrated with advanced digital service to Rolls-Royce.

    “India has grown to become a key contributor to the Rolls-Royce global engineering ecosystem, delivering high levels of technical capability to support a broad range of complex business demands,” said Rolls-Royce’s India & South Asia president Kishore Jayaraman.

    “Our vision is to continue this high capability engineering work in India, in partnership with Infosys. Infosys has been a valued partner to Rolls-Royce for many years, and we now look forward to building on this strategic partnership to secure the full range of our engineering capabilities here, while ensuring future growth potential for our engineering talent. We are committed to India and remain positive about the long-term prospects in this market.”

    Infosys’ executive vice president and global head of manufacturing Jasmeet Singh commented: “We have always believed it is important to integrate the physical knowledge of a product with digital capabilities like Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, and predictive analytics. The Rolls-Royce engineering team at Bengaluru has been at the forefront of these innovations, and we are delighted to welcome them to Infosys.

    “We have had a long and fruitful association with Rolls-Royce and are looking forward to supporting the company in addressing Civil Aerospace industry challenges. We are confident that this excellent talent will be a great addition to Infosys’ deep experience in turbomachinery. We look forward to continuing to deliver industry leading solutions to our clients in the aerospace and defence sectors and beyond, while providing a great career path to our new colleagues within a rapidly growing ecosystem.”