Automobile manufacturer Nissan Motors aims to create over 3,000 jobs in IT and ITES sector within three years at its digital innovation hub titled ‘Nissan Digital’ which will come up at Technocity in Kerala.
Nissan Motors will sign a formal memorandum of understanding with the state government on Friday on the project and it may commence operations this year itself. Given the various sops offered by the state government, Nissan formally offered to create 3,000 jobs, but subject to the availability of quality talent with digital capabilities.
The pact will be on facilitating IT infrastructure space as told by state IT secretary M Sivasankar to Financial Express. The proposed global IT hub of Nissan would focus on emerging technologies like electric and driverless cars.
Nissan would be initially allotted 1.2 lakh built-up space at Yamuna Building in Technopark phase-3. It would set up its own campus, Nissan Knowledge City, in 30 acres of special economic zone notified area in Technocity. Another 40 acres of adjacent SEZ land has also been earmarked for future expansion.
Nissan proposes to develop the area as an electric vehicle and automated vehicle campus. The state government would set up electric vehicles charging station and also offer import duty exemptions. As per reports, Nissan had already commenced hiring for its upcoming centre. The Nissan Motor has advertised on LinkedIn for user interface engineers, product owners and head of data sciences for the proposed facility.
The move is expected to give a major impetus to the state in the global IT map. The state government also assured that a representative of Nissan would be included in the committee formulating an electric vehicle policy of the state.
Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Technopark, stated that the State government’s vision of creating a hub of emerging technologies will be enabled through this Knowledge City.
“With Nissan’s strategic engagement, we are confident that we will be able to rope in a host of IT companies also to our State,” he added.
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