Skoda opens Volkswagen Tech Solutions India Regional office in Prague
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Skoda opens Volkswagen Tech Solutions India Regional office in Prague

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Skoda Auto is establishing a regional office for Volkswagen Group Technology Solutions India (VWITS) in Prague. This new facility aims to enhance cooperation and establish fresh connections with experts in India, where VWITS manages one of its largest global IT centers. This strategic alliance and the ongoing enhancement of internal capabilities underscore Skoda Auto's commitment to driving digitalization forward, aligning with the Next Level Skoda Strategy 2030.

The inauguration of the new IT hub facilitates the collaboration between local experts and professionals within the Group, acting as a link between the Czech Republic and India. Through its subsidiary VWITS, the Volkswagen Group operates one of its largest global IT centers in India, employing more than 2,600 computing specialists. Skoda Auto considers India a crucial market, where the company assumes operational and strategic leadership for the Volkswagen Group and its brands. This responsibility highlights the importance of India in the Czech automaker's strategy for international expansion, as stated in the release.

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.

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.

Situated in Vysočany, Prague, the new IT hub will be adjacent to Skoda Auto's IT departments, which concentrate on the development of cutting-edge technology solutions, data analysis, and artificial intelligence. Within the premises, there is also the SAP competence center for Volkswagen Group companies, managed by Skoda Auto, alongside the non-profit educational institution 42 Prague. This institute provides innovative training for aspiring software developers preparing for a career in IT.