Hyderabad: US-based Cubic Corporation, which provides integrated technology solutions to transportation and defence sectors, said its business division Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) is expanding its operations in Hyderabad and moving to a larger facility to capitalise on the engineering capabilities developed over the years. The new facility will primarily focus on systems design, software development and testing in the transportation space and will look at contributing in defence sector as well, going forward.
CTS India, the Indian arm of CTS, which began its operations in Hyderabad in 2009, has 74 people-team now which it wants to double when it moves to its 175-seat facility at iLabs early February. The 26,000 sq ft facility will have a 2,200 sq ft lab area which will house equipment.
Cubic Corporation president and chief executive officer Bradley H Fieldmann told Telangana Today, “The expansion of Hyderabad operations will support execution of recent major contracts that Cubic has won, including the new fare payment systems for New York and Boston and further augment business development efforts globally.”
“We are going to add our regional footprint in India with this new expanded facility as it will not only support CTS’ engineering needs from the recent contracts but also our objective to strengthen business opportunities in this region.”
Cubic Transport Systems president Matthew Cole said, “Our Hyderabad operations are an indication of the growth the organisation is witnessing globally as we continue to grow, having recently won two of the industry’s large fare payment system contracts in New York and Boston. The expansion of Hyderabad operations will also enable growth of resources we are focused on for our major engineering centres in the US, the UK and Australia. Hyderabad centre will be the fastest growing engineering facility for CTS globally. It will be our fundamental global engineering centre and we are building new infrastructure in anticipation of new contracts that we have won and are going to bid for.”
The expansion of facilities will support the company’s overall engineering capabilities across businesses. CTS India will initiate recruitment efforts by doubling the headcount this year, said, Kishan Kamojjhala, MD, CTS India.
He adds, “Innovation had been core to our activities. We have conducted several hackathons in Hyderabad. One of the hackathon ideas was focused on developing a barcoded verification that will help one to know more about a driver and ratings of drivers operated by cab servicing companies to ensure safety in transport sector.”
CTS India is keenly watching out for opportunities in the transportation sector both in Hyderabad and other towns in the State as urbanisation takes place.