The Toro Company announced the launch of its first technology center in India. The Company is known for developing innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, as well as irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions.
This captive technology center will primarily assist in accelerating innovation with respect to Toro’s products as they become smarter, more connected and autonomous.
Toro’s Technology Center in India will also play a role in improving operational efficiency by assisting in various initiatives for global sourcing, manufacturing, and improving supply chain efficiency.
Skills ranging from web and mobile app development, cloud computing, machine learning, analytics, embedded and mechatronic controls development, industrial engineering, and quality assurance– to name a few– will be employed at this center.
The new center adds to the existing R&D locations of the company in the United States, Europe, China, and Australia.
Speaking at the center’s inauguration ceremony in Pune, Kurt Svendsen, Vice President, said “At Toro, we have a long history of developing innovative solutions to our customers’ challenges.
This center, and its employees, have a great opportunity to be part of our global development team and help write our story of success in India.
Our focus at the center will be technology, and we expect significant contributions to the development of Toro’s next-generation products – products that are smart, connected and part of today’s digital world.”
Toro and its partners have been serving the Indian market for over three decades with a strong market presence in the golf and cricket markets. Toro has a strong market share in golf turf equipment and irrigation and is well-positioned as the game grows in popularity.
Toro is also the official provider of turf equipment and irrigation for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Today, you will find Toro on all grounds used for International and IPL cricket – in total more than 70 venues.