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Nissan Partners with Government of Kerala to Develop New Digital Center in India

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India is prepping for a new global center for digital operations. After signing a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Kerala, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., has the go ahead to establish The Nissan Digital Hub, the first of several planned for North America, Europe, and Asia.

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“The new Digital Hub in Kerala will serve as an important engine to drive Nissan’s global digital transformation,” said Tony Thomas, corporate vice president and chief information officer at Nissan. “This hub will help us develop and maintain a talented workforce in-house, to improve the way we serve our customers around the world.”

Nissan plans to use the hubs as automotive laboratories geared toward developing products, creating best-in-class user experiences, and for expanding connectivity, electric, autonomous, and security technologies.

India is already home to several Nissan enterprises including the Chennai manufacturing plant and R&D Center and the Gurgaon sales company. Approximately 7,000 engineers are currently exploring vehicle and technology advancements at the Chennai R&D center.

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“Today, this landmark announcement marks the arrival of the first global brand to Kerala,” said Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister for the government of Kerala, who also holds the information technology portfolio and attended the MoU signing. “The center brings a great opportunity for both Nissan and the region. It will not only provide Nissan access to a skilled and dedicated workforce but also allow Kerala to showcase its significant potential as a base for global business.”