Consumer electronic major Panasonic said it will set up R&D unit in Bengaluru in association with Tata Elexi to strengthen its appliances business in domestic and global markets.
According to PTI, the company said in a statement that the new R&D center will develop technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics from India for its global operations and also help in product designing in local product manufacturing.
The Indian R&D establishment will have two centers – a Design Division, which would be based at Panasonic’s Jhajjar unit and one Offshore Development Division based at Bengaluru, it added.
The Jhajjar unit of Panasonic will focus on factory engineering, product design and QC function for products such as airconditioner, washing machine, refrigerators, while Bangalore will develop technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics for domestic and global markets.
Panasonic had recently launched its first refrigerator plant at Jhajjar by investing Rs 1.15 billion. The operations will begin from January 2018 and sales for the same will commence from April 2018 in India.