DuPont on Thursday said it would set up a new innovation centre in India, through the centre that would be opened by early next year, the U.S.-based company plans to collaborate with automobile manufacturers on seven areas, including light weight technology and safety aspects.

“The DuPont India innovation centre will be located in Pune and will focus primarily on the automotive segment, working collaboratively with local partners, customers and other companies.

Knowledge centre

In the automotive segment, it will work with automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and component and system manufacturers to support the fast-growing Indian automotive industry,” said DuPont President (South Asia) Balvinder Kalsi.

In 2008, DuPont set up a world-class DuPont knowledge centre in the country focussing on high-end research and applications development. The latest centre would be one among four new global DuPont innovation centres in Asia Pacific. The other three centres are in South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

In India, DuPont is present in various business verticals including agriculture, nutrition, healthcare and electronics.

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