Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd is partnering with the Government of Karnataka's Government Tool Room Training Centre (GTTC) and DesignTech Systems Ltd in building four "Centres of Excellence" across Karnataka.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the parties is said to pave the way for an integrated skills development infrastructure and benchmarked technical education curriculum with core focus on Industry 4.0, automation, mechatronics and IoT infrastructure. According to Siemens India, the four Centres of Excellence will address diverse industry segments such as automotive, industrial machinery, industrial automation, renewable energy, aerospace, and defence.

DesignTech Systems will be in charge of the execution of the four Centres of Excellence and will run the centres for the first two years and continue to provide support for the third year.

“With [the] Indian industry increasingly adopting automation and digitalisation, it also requires a highly-skilled workforce trained in future-ready technologies and processes. The MoU is yet another step in this journey of modernisation,” said Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and CEO, Siemens Ltd.

Suman Bose, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens India, said, “The collaboration aims to train students on relevant industry processes and help create industry-ready trained personnel. This industry-readiness and relevance of skills is expected to foster further industrial development in the state of Karnataka.”

Training in Siemens products

The centres aim to merge engineering and manufacturing simulation with product development, manufacturing and IoT. They will be equipped with Siemens PLM software solutions, such as NX software for digital product design and engineering, Teamcenter software for digital lifecycle management and the Tecnomatix portfolio for digital manufacturing. They will feature industrial automation equipment as well as computer numerical controllers (CNC), programmable logic controllers (PLC) and manufacturing machinery, including CNC milling and turning machines, industrial application robotics cells, a renewable (solar/wind) energy training system, coordinate measuring machines (CMM), auality assurance tools and gages and rapid prototyping machines.

Each of the Centres of Excellence will have ten laboratories staffed with instructors trained and certified by Siemens.