Skoda opens Volkswagen Group Technology Solutions India regional office in Prague – ET Auto


The new VWITS regional office will initially offer positions for 30 experts.

Skoda Auto is opening a Volkswagen Group Technology Solutions India (VWITS) regional office in Prague. The new facility will strengthen collaboration and create new links with specialists in India, where VWITS operates one of its largest global IT centres. The strategic partnership and further development of in-house expertise underline Skoda Auto’s efforts towards advancing digitalisation, a cornerstone of the Next Level – Skoda Strategy 2030.

The launch of the new IT hub connects local experts and Group professionals and serves as a bridge between the Czech Republic and India. The Volkswagen Group, through its subsidiary VWITS, operates one of its largest global IT centres in the South Asian country and employs over 2,600 computing specialists. India is an important market for Skoda Auto, where the company takes the operational and strategic lead for the Volkswagen Group and its brands. This role underscores India’s significance in the Czech carmaker’s internationalisation strategy, the release said.

In 2018, Skoda Auto expanded the largest corporate data centre in the Czech Republic with a projected computing capacity of 15 petaFLOPS. Moreover, the car manufacturer increasingly uses virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cloud services. Advanced IT solutions are applied in developing and testing new vehicles, advanced manufacturing equipment and Industry 4.0 technologies, as well as the development and management of data within the on-board software and hardware of its models. These and other services and solutions will also benefit from the strategic partnership.

Further strengthening in-house IT expertise at Skoda Auto

The new VWITS regional office will initially offer positions for 30 experts. They will be collaborating with their colleagues in India to support Skoda Auto’s diverse IT portfolio. The primary focus of the new workspace will be cooperation with local software providers, for example in logistics, production, and car sales. This in turn will enhance in-house IT expertise and intensify international collaboration and talent exchange between the two countries. It will also enable long-term internships for international candidates, the release further added.

Located in Vysočany, Prague, the new IT hub will be situated alongside Skoda Auto IT departments focusing on developing advanced technology solutions, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The building also hosts the SAP competence centre for Volkswagen Group companies operated by Skoda Auto as well as the non-profit educational institute 42 Prague, where future software developers receive innovative training for a career in IT.

  • Published On Mar 29, 2024 at 07:25 AM IST

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