CASE Construction Equipment inks MOU with IIT Indore for Centre of Excellence establishment | Autocar Professional

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CASE Construction Equipment, a leading brand of CNH Industrial, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Technology – Indore (IIT Indore) to establish a CASE Centre of Excellence on the IIT Indore campus. This collaboration, part of CASE’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, aims to facilitate increased collaboration between academics and the industry for the exchange of ideas, knowledge enhancement, and research.

Scheduled to be operational by March 2024, the CASE Centre of Excellence will feature a variety of laboratory equipment for technical assessment contributed. Under the MOU, IIT Indore will provide ready-to-install space with necessary infrastructure and operators to run the facility, allowing testing and research activities conducted by IIT faculty and students. The facility will also be open to external industries or organisations for research and knowledge-sharing purposes.

Kavita Sah, India CSR Head, CNH Industrial said, “This partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Indore marks a pivotal step toward innovation and collaboration between industry and academia. As a legacy brand, CASE has been committed to skill development in India at all levels of the industry. With this initiative, we are enthusiastic about equipping the new generation, academia and industries with hands-on learning and the necessary skills and knowledge.”

Suhas S Joshi, Director, IIT, Indore, shared, “The upcoming, state-of-the-art CASE Centre of Excellence will strategically contribute to the institute’s growth and this collaboration is poised to redefine research and development at our institute significantly.”

This partnership reflects CASE Construction Equipment’s commitment to skill development and fostering innovation through collaboration between industry and academia. CASE has been a global leader in construction equipment since 1842, with a strong presence in India since 1989. The company remains a market leader in the Vibratory Compactor segment and a key player in the backhoe loader segment in India. The establishment of the CASE Centre of Excellence aligns with the brand’s dedication to enhancing skill development and promoting research and development in the construction equipment sector.

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