Whirlpool Global Technology & Engineering Center (GTEC) celebrated its first anniversary of its new state-of-the-art facility in Pune, India

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Telugu Super News,National, March 22,2023: Whirlpool Corporation, a leading global kitchen and laundry company, celebrated its first anniversary of its Global Technology & Engineering Center (GTEC) new office in Pune, India. GTEC is Whirlpool Corp. ‘s the only Integrated tech Center outside the U.S. with a dedicated team of 850+ engineers working on different technology and solutions under one roof. 

Whirlpool Corp.’s new GTEC office in Pune provides an inspiring work environment that fosters agility and collaboration as part of the company’s “Winning Workplace” guidelines. GTEC includes a cafe, personal and flex workspaces, recreation and collaboration areas, focus seats and seating pods, a lab collaboration area, wet lab, Competitive Analysis workspace, innovation garage, Virtual Reality lab, among other state of the art  infrastructure.

A rich culture of innovation is evident from a distinguished contribution to intellectual property; a significant number of Whirlpool Corp. IP was generated by GTEC in 2022. The center has consistently been a leading contributor to the company’s Global Innovation Challenges and Hackathons. The facility’s lab infrastructure has also contributed  heavily to deliver  Whirlpool Corp.’s strategic imperatives. The engineers at GTEC have also leveraged the site to the maximum extent, resulting in multiple co-location benefits for the team’s leading IoT development, AI/ML, design validation projects, and simulated manufacturing.

As a model engineering center for Whirlpool Corp.’s global IT function, the team has delivered mobile apps with a consumer rating of 4.5 out of 5, matured cloud development capability, and established a 24/7 cloud operations team. GTEC has also created foundational steps as the company’s DevOps COE.

Radhakrishnan Kodakkal, Vice President & Head of Global Technology & Engineering Center, Whirlpool, expressed his excitement on the milestone, “We are proud of the contributions that our team has made in the past year towards Whirlpool’s strategic imperatives. Our focus on collaboration, culture of innovation, and an inspiring work environment has helped us generate significant value for the corporation.”

In constant pursuit of improving life at home, Whirlpool’s GTEC employees are committed to the company’s mission of earning trust and creating demand for its brands in a digital world. The center contributes to the innovation and technology solutions of all products across the globe. With the first anniversary of the new GTEC office in Pune, Whirlpool Corporation reinforces its commitment to innovation, collaboration, and inspiring work culture that drives value creation for its consumers globally. 

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