Whirlpool announced the relocation to a new facility in Pune (India) for the Global Technology & Engineering Center (GTEC) of its Global Product Organization. GTEC is one of the largest innovation centers for Whirlpool around the world and a critical arm to its global product research and development. India has been a great source of talent with strong capabilities that accelerate GTEC’s role as one of the innovation powerhouses of Whirlpool. GTEC is engaged in developing current and future technologies like artificial intelligence, IoT, Industry 4.0, enabling purposeful innovations for Whirlpool. The new GTEC office is a workplace with world-class facilities designed according to the latest Whirlpool Winning Workplace strategy. The open work space with natural light, collaboration spaces, flexi-desks, and conference rooms with state-of-the-art collaboration tools fosters agility, collaboration and creativity. “At GTEC, our growth strategy includes nurturing our extensive talent base and helping them build their capabilities by offering a workplace that helps incubate ideas and transform them into brilliant outcomes. This new home of innovations empower our team to deliver best in class home solutions for consumers – said Radhakrishnan Kodakkal, Head of GTEC, Global Product Organization, Whirlpool Corporation -. India is well established as the talent hub for digital and emerging technologies with a strong base on software and hardware expertise”. “The GTEC center in Pune will serve as a strategic partner for global product and technology teams, providing best-in-class solutions in specific domains – Kenneth Kleinhample, Vice President, Engineering, Global Product Organization, Whirlpool Corporation, added -. Driving executional excellence, operational efficiencies, innovation and growth have been some of our top priorities. This center will be critical in accelerating product innovation to make consumers’ lives easier”.