A GROWING PRESENCE IN INDIA
Textron India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) ("Textron"). Textron is one of the world's best known multi-industry companies with its business organised within five segments: Bell, Textron Aviation, Textron Systems, Industrial and Finance.
Textron India Private Limited (“TIPL”),which was set up in 2004 with its registered office at Bangalore, is engaged in undertaking engineering design and support services including drafting, computer aided design, computer aided engineering, solid modelling, finite element analysis, sourcing, marketing, and other related activities and services, for Textron's business units. TIPL has been registered as a unit under the Special Economic Zone Scheme of the Government of India. Under the agreement for provision of services, the software or hardware designed, developed, amended or modified are the properties of Textron and such ownership does not vest with TIPL. TIPL also provides information technology (“IT”) and marketing support services to Textron's businesses.
TIPL provides engineering design and support and IT support services to various business units of Textron. This work is backed by a business development team responsible for building business potential in the region and networking with the regulatory authorities and government agencies to promote interest in our businesses.
The functions rendered by TIPL to the various Textron business units are detailed as follows:
Bell: The Bell business unit in India has competencies in areas of engineering, manufacturing and customer solutions. The team is skilled in aircraft design, structures, aircraft systems, dynamics, production engineering and technical publications. In collaboration with the Bell parent business unit, the team provides support to new and existing products of Bell.
Key activities performed by Bell business unit of TIPL are:
Design:The design team in India is engaged in the design of airframe and systems components using CAD/CAM tools such as CATIA/Enovia.
Analysis:The analysis team evaluates the designs by performing various analysis like stress, fatigue, dynamics, simulation, costing analysis, materials & processes, reliability, performance analysis etc., using various commercial and custom-developed tools.
Production Support: The production support team is engaged in supporting manufacturing planning, tooling and quality. The team is also involved in supporting Bell suppliers in the region.
Technical Publications:The technical publications team prepares manuals, illustrations, parts catalogues and other materials for all the commercial models of Bell.
Textron Aviation: The Textron Aviation engineering support group employs skill sets such as aircraft design, structural integrity, systems, material and processes and technical publications. This business unit is involved in designing, modeling, detailing, design changes incorporation, authoring system safety & tech pub reports and the transition of data for software upgrade projects. This group adheres to existing company processes and collaborates with engineers based in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.
This business unit is divided into the following groups:
Design Group:The design group generates new design and design changes to the existing design based on the requirements.
Structural Integrity: Structural Integrity is comprised of the Dynamic Loads and the Weights group. The Dynamic Loads group calculates and analyzes the distribution of dynamic loads on major structural components of the aircraft. The Weights group creates mass properties data and supports aircraft delivery activities.
Systems Group: Systems group comprises of Electronics, System Safety and Mechanical System groups. The Electronics group is engaged in designing and testing printed circuit boards for various electronics. The System Safety Group analyzes aircraft systems and authors system safety reports. The Mechanical Systems group works on design and installation of mechanical and electrical systems.
Material and Process Group: The material and processes group provides support related to part producibility, cost estimation, materials used on aircraft, and associated product technology
Technical Publication Group: The technical publication group creates illustrations, parts catalogues, flight, maintenance and wiring diagram manuals.
Software Group: The software group develops and maintains applications required for the various functional groups in engineering.
Kautex: The Kautex business unit in India employs engineers who utilize CAD and computer aided engineering (CAE) software for design and finite element (FEA) analysis support activities for fuel systems, clear vision system (CVS) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems. It undertakes feasibility/concept studies for tanks and fuel level simulations for quotations, design optimizations for tooling, design support for system development of various original equipment manufacturer (OEM) programs, standardization of components and legacy conversions, parametric models of tanks and associated components and incorporating various designs.
The functions performed by the Kautex business unit in India include:
Design: The design team supports product design and development utilizing different engineering applications including CATIA and Unigraphics. The designs are subject to review and approval by Textron’s Kautex business unit.
Analysis: The analysis team analyzes designs developed by the design team or requests raised by the Kautex business unit of Textron. Areas of responsibility include drop tests, computation fluid dynamics/slosh tests, sledge tests and tests on different temperature conditions, load conditions, and other analysis using various engineering applications.
Materials Compliance: The materials compliance team coordinates with suppliers around the world to ensure that production materials purchased by Kautex or its suppliers are compliant per applicable regulations. All materials or components are listed on the International Materials Database Management System.
Textron Specialized Vehicle: TSV in India supports design and development, technical publications, change management and parts and accessories activities. Supported products include light transportation vehicles (including golf cars, utility vehicles and ground support equipment) and vehicles for consumer, commercial and government applications, (including golf courses, municipalities, airports, resorts and factories). This group also supports new product development, value analysis and value engineering (‘VAVE’) and concept development activities. Methods include 2D modelling, 3D modelling, geometrical tolerance and dimensioning, basic analysis, upfront analysis, and virtual testing.
The functions performed by TSV in India include:
Design: The design team is responsible for the design of vehicles manufactured by TSV. TSV performs the functions of advanced vehicle design, which involves conceptualisation and preparation of high level design. The team in TIPL is engaged in 2D/3D drawings, drafting (using CAD tools), electrical design support and analysis and VAVE. The designs are subject to TSV's review and approval.
Technical Publications: The technical publications team converts complex engineering communication and drawings into written format explaining product operation, service and repair. These technical publications are produced for customers after review and approval from TSV.
Product Development Management (“PDM”): The PDM team, with IT and engineering knowledge, customises applications used by the engineering team.
Textron business units undertake high-end functions ranging from customer and business requirement analysis, conceptual design and feasibility study, manufacturing and sale of various aviation and automotive products and related after sale support services. In turn, TIPL business units render low end engineering design services to the respective Textron business units and their product portfolios under the complete ownership and supervision of Textron.
TIPL IT provides secure and state-of-the-art IT Solutions catering to the IT needs of Global Businesses of Textron Inc.
Adopting a customer focused approach, TIPL IT works in close collaboration with its various internal clients and partner concerns to proactively deliver seamless and meticulously engineered digital solutions.
Since its inception, TIPL IT has been at the forefront of several important and enterprise wide IT initiatives. While TIPL IT prides in its core strength and expertise on major business solution platforms like SAP, Enovia, Salesforce, Catia, Oracle, it is also well equipped and refreshed to serve the day’s emerging IT needs, ranging from mobile platforms to social analytics, IoT, machine learning and e-commerce technologies. Building expertise and competencies across a wide variety of technologies has always been one of the team’s major driving forces and it endeavors constantly to improve customer experiences and deliver beyond expectations.
TIPL IT operates in sync with priorities and vision of Textron Global IT team which is founded on four basic principles - namely, ‘succeed with people, live secure, operate with excellence and grow our business.
At TIPL IT, we believe in succeeding with people; meaning, having a strategic plan to acquire and grow technical talent and future leaders via university relations, rotation programs, leadership development programs and robust succession planning. We house and build a rich talent pool, varying from early career professionals to experts, constantly growing in their personal and professional capabilities.
Information Security is a key to the Textron Enterprise and to support that, TIPL IT works relentlessly to develop nimble yet resilient Cyber Security Operations that detect, protect and negate all emerging threats and malicious activities.
We strive to continuously contribute to company’s net profit by prudent management of budgetary allocations and promotion of sustainable growth - all while achieving best-in-class, bench-marked end user satisfaction scores.
We bring innovative thinking and approaches based on end user requirements, to help our business deliver sustainable outcomes to drive effectiveness today and prepare for tomorrow.
TIPL’s marketing support services team liaisons with prospective buyers of Textron’s business unit products in India including the Government of India and State Governments, Indian conglomerates and other third-party customers. Activities relating to price negotiations and conclusion of contracts are undertaken by respective offices of business units located in the U.S.
The marketing support services supported by TIPL are:
Discover when Request for Information (RFI) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) are issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Further TIPL assists Textron business units with receiving the forms from the issuing agency to submit such responses.
Gather business intelligence about competitors including products, services and pricing information.
Contact defence agencies to obtain RFI/RFP status updates
TIPL assists Textron business units with identifying the prospective customers. Textron partners with third party distributors in India, who facilitate order booking and product sales.
Third party distributors work on a commission model for the sale of Textron products. Since these distributors are not involved in buying and selling, customers directly remit payments to Textron.
TIPL distributes golf cars and golf shuttles for Textron’s Ransomes Jacobsen division. For undertaking distribution activities, TIPL imports traded goods from Textron’s business units and facilitate sales to end customers in India.
In addition to the above, TIPL supports the Finance Shared Service (FSSC) function that runs the back-office accounting for our businesses.
Finance Shared Service (FSS) in India has competencies in areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and Travel & Expense. The team is skilled in managing the transactional activities accurately within agreed timelines, provide analysis of reports to Fort Worth team(HQ) and implementation of applications such as workflows and tools for TIPL. The team is responsible for Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Record to Report and Travel & Expense. The team identifies process lacunas, performs root cause analysis, suggests preventive and corrective actions. A key role is performed by the team during Internal audit, Statutory audit and External audits. The team identifies opportunities for standardization of process across Business Units which helps in reduction in costs and develop best practice. The team performs an analysis of aged receivables and payables, resolution of vendor and customer issues, reconciliations and audit. Financial Planning and Analysis and Analytics is the next focus area for the team.