Spark Minda makes an astounding mark by inaugurating SMIT- an Advanced Engineering Centre of Electronics & Mechatronics of the Group at Pune on January 30th, 2018. The inauguration ceremony was hosted at a grand scale by Group CTO & CEO SMIT – Mr Suresh D at Chakan facility. The ceremony started with Hawan Puja in the morning & senior management team gracing the occasion. Mr. Ashok Minda, Group CEO unveiled the plaque followed by Ribbon cutting ceremony and paying floral tributes to our Group founder – Shri. S.L Minda. The notable dignitaries who graced the event were Mr N.K Modi, Mr. N.K. Taneja, Mr. R. Laxman, Mr. Sanjeev Saxena, Mr Sudhir Kashyap, Mr Aakash Minda, Mr Ashim Vohra, Mr Pramode Parasramka, Mr Neeraj Sharma, Mr Vinayak Hegde, Hasegawa San, Mr Krishna, Mr. Lalit Samanta, Mr. Arvinth Siva besides other SMIT & Group employees.
The inauguration day saw SMIT facility completely lit up along with décor and every one feeling proud of Group’s R&D centre. A product showcase area was also set up with display of key technological products by all our group companies. The day biggest highlight was the visit of Dr Pawan Goenka, Mr Hemant Sikka and senior officials from Mahindra visiting SMIT & taking the tour. The visitors were delighted to see the facility & applauded Spark Minda officials.
In morning, our Group hosted a press conference where various media publications interacted with Mr Minda, Mr Taneja & Mr Suresh and got an insight on SMIT and its future plans. The facility was also visited by many Investors & Analysts and were given brief about SMIT through a presentation by Mr. Suresh D. They also interacted with Mr Minda, Mr Laxman & Mr Taneja. A grand lunch was also hosted for the guests. The evening saw our esteemed customers visit to the facility and understanding the SMIT operations. Various product demos were given to our customers by our representatives followed by Hi-tea for guests. On the whole, the visitors had an interactive session of knowledge dissemination about SMIT’s technology development journey & its capability to nurture innovations to create breakthrough solutions tailored to address the market requirements.
Speaking at the ceremony Mr. Ashok Minda, Group CEO said, “Establishment of Spark Minda Technical Centre is a significant step to propel us towards attaining technology leadership in Automotive Sub Systems domain. SMIT will lead the technology journey of our business apart from steering the Group towards generation of new and future technologies. Our Group is committed to further expand this centre in the next 3 to 4 years to further enhance the R&D and to bring the products faster to the market. It is clear from the forecast that the electronics content in every vehicle is going to increase and hence a strong presence of embedded technologies will secure our future.”
Adding to it Mr. N.K Taneja, Group Chief Marketing Officer said, “Automotive customers are expecting more and more technology content and advanced features from the vehicles. With establishment of SMIT, the Group is poised to offer technology solutions to our customers. Our traditional offerings will be enriched with new technology to meet the world-class expectations of the market. SMIT will also chart out a technology road-map in line with technology expectations of the future vehicles. It will help us to position our brand image as technology partner of choice for our global customers.”
Mr. Suresh D, Group CTO and CEO, Spark Minda Technical Centre in his speech said, “It is indeed a proud moment for the Group to establish such a state of the art Centre catering to the vision towards becoming the technology leader and System Supplier. We are bringing focus to our journey by redefining our thought process and strategy with global mega-trends in Automotive Subsystems viz. Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrified Mobility. The young and vibrant work-force stimulated by the culture of innovation at our Centre has already started showing results”.
The inauguration ceremony of SMIT marked a significant milestone in the history of Spark Minda as our investment in technology leadership will create a robust platform for our Group to emerge as a System Solution provider in the growing automotive industry.
Mementos were also distributed to all guests as a token of strengthened bond & partnership over the years. A special appreciation for the entire Spark Minda team who worked relentlessly for the inauguration- including SMIT employees, Group Communication dept, Group Marketing dept along with valuable support from MCL SSD Pune team. A great effort put in by each one of them.
The whole event concluded on a happy note as SMIT is a prime example of “Powered by Passion” spirit of the Group, creating a vibrant work environment which thrives on passion in engineering and technology.