Coventry-based communications, safety, and security systems integrator, Optilan, has opened a new office in Mumbai, India.
Optilan, which employs 240 full time employees, is one the UK’s major communications specialists for the energy, power, rail, and infrastructure sectors, and is involved in key UK infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and major international energy infrastructure works, including the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline.
Optilan’s new Indian engineering hub will serve as a primary centre for driving innovation. The decision to open the hub is testament to Optilan’s growing commitment to invest in India’s world class engineering talent, as part of its mission to create security, safety, and communications related solutions that can have a genuinely global impact.
The new office houses employees from diverse disciplines, with a focus on the provision of skilled services to support the rest of the Optilan Group as part of a seamless international operation. It will facilitate Optilan’s drive to develop its innovative approach to service solutions and project delivery.
Bill Bayliss, Chief Executive Officer at Optilan, said:“We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new Indian Engineering Hub. Optilan operates within a highly competitive industry that’s characterised by constant change. This evolving landscape demands innovative approaches to how we transfer both skills and expertise, in order to produce hubs of engineering excellence to service our global business.
“The decision to set up the Engineering hub in India was more than justified, given it is home to some of the world’s most exceptional engineering talent. Its addition to our portfolio is driven by Optilan’s strategic plans for continued growth and development across the Middle East and South Asia region, through an investment in local operations with local presence. We are excited to tap into the engineering talent available in this part of the country, motivated by our vision of creating a truly pioneering organisation that will build innovative solutions for global impact.”
The new office complements Optilan’s existing offices in the UK, UAE, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.