New 250,000 sq. ft. facility will be company’s largest R&D center in APAC upon its completion in 2H 2023
BANGALORE, India – Oct 19, 2022 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced it will be opening a new Research and Development (R&D) center at Bagmane Solarium City in Bangalore, which is set to be Zebra’s largest in Asia Pacific (APAC).
Spanning approximately 250,000 square feet (sq. ft.), Zebra’s new R&D center will combine two of its existing research facilities in Bangalore under one roof. Upon its completion in the second half of 2023, the new facility can house about 1,500 employees and will focus on the R&D of Zebra’s device software portfolio and antuit.ai demand forecasting, inventory planning and price optimization solutions. This new R&D center in Bangalore will complement its Pune-based R&D facility that focuses on Reflexis workforce management and task management solutions.
“While the global macroeconomic situation may have increased business uncertainty, enterprises are expected to continue investing in critical solutions to maintain the quality of customer service such as supply chain management and execution as well as customer management,” said Rajnish Gupta, Vice President & Head for India and Sub-Continent business, Zebra Technologies. “Given the need to adapt to changes and disruptions more effectively, enterprises recognize the need for advanced solutions that can be achieved through constant R&D, to help them address complex supply chain challenges and volatile marketplaces.”
Zebra has consistently invested in the APAC region. In 2021, Zebra expanded its APAC headquarters in Singapore to incorporate advanced facilities such as a print R&D center, a new Global Enablement Center and the largest Zebra Experience Center in APAC. The advanced facilities are designed to offer a world-class resource for Zebra’s customers, partners, and key stakeholders in the region – including India – and to educate them on Zebra’s cutting-edge technology.
“Zebra typically spends about 10% of our global revenue on R&D and have expanded our products and solutions portfolio through strategic acquisitions of companies like antuit.ai and Reflexis Systems to better cater to the different challenges faced today by our customers,” said Prasad Kasinathan, Vice President of Engineering for India and Sri Lanka, Zebra Technologies. “The strategic expansion of our new R&D center will enable us to tap into the vast pool of engineering talent who are readily available in India, which is often dubbed as ‘Asia’s Silicon Valley’.”
- Zebra Technologies will open a new R&D center in India that is slated to be its largest in APAC.
- Zebra’s new R&D facility will focus on its software and antuit.ai solutions.
- The company’s expansion of its R&D center is a strategic move to tap into the ready pool of talents in India to cater to the growing demand for enterprise software solutions globally.
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Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 84% of the Fortune 500 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time. Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision, antuit.ai and Matrox Imaging. Zebra is #42 on Newsweek’s list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces, #42 on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators and #79 on Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.
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