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Munro & Associates Forms Strategic Alliance With Hinduja Tech

Munro & Associates and Hinduja Tech have announced a strategic alliance which will bring the powerhouse of Hinduja Tech’s CAD design expertise together with Munro’s unique approach to product design through their proprietary Lean Design® Methodology, technology cross-pollination, and teardown benchmarking to create a formidable and complimentary symbiosis.

Hinduja Tech, based in Chennai, India is part of the multi-billion dollar Hinduja Group headquartered in the UK, which boasts a heritage of over 100 years in many key industry sectors. Hinduja Tech’s specific experience in Automotive design spanning across the US, Europe and Asia, brings both capability and understanding of the latest design tools in the market and proves a past healthy pedigree in that sector. Hinduja Tech is known for its “frugal engineering” approach to delivering award winning vehicle programs in emerging markets by compressing the barriers of cost, quality and time.

“We are excited to be partnering with Munro & Associates, as both companies share a passion for delivering award winning engineering services and solutions and will now offer flexibility, disrupting the automotive industry via onshore, nearshore and offshore delivery models,” said Kumar Prabhas, CEO, Hinduja Tech.

Together with Munro’s experience which spans the gamut of manufacturing sectors including Automotive, Heavy Industries, Aerospace, Medical, Consumer Electronics, and Marine to name a few, this alliance will combine both Hinduja Tech’s frugal engineering approach with the inherent cost and weight reduction techniques born from within Munro’s methodologies to provide for their mutual customers a full array of engineering services.

Founded in 1988, the Auburn Hills Michigan based Munro & Associates team has brought billions of dollars in savings to companies across the globe using it’s many services including costing, program management, sustainability, benchmarking and reverse engineering as well as the Lean Design® methodology and other Lean techniques. CEO, Sandy Munro, is excited to be working with Hinduja Tech and sees, “unlimited potential” for both companies to grow in their future endeavors.

Design Profit WeRMS App Gets Featured In Design News

Today’s design engineers have the added challenge of looking for innovative ways to save weight while enhancing safety and functionality as fuel prices and emissions standards are constricting and augmenting the market place.  They are also constantly looking for new ways to speed up and refine the design process to cope with the added pressures of quick turn-around.  The Design Profit Weight Reduction Material Selector (WeRMS) app may just be the thing the savvy engineer is looking for.

“Energy efficiency is critical and most industries, from automotive, with its need to prepare for increasingly stringent gas mileage standards, to aerospace, with its continual need for improved fuel efficiency. A big part of the drive for efficiency comes down to finding lighter materials that match the strength of steel.”, says Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor of Automation & Motion Control for Design News.

The WeRMS app gives the product design engineer just the edge they are looking for in regards to weight reduction comparisons, especially on the fly.  It’s easy to use interface makes short shrift of comparing materials – a job that is much more tedious and arduous by traditional means.

“We try to make tools by humans for humans – not Vulcans”, is how Andrew Cordoni (a programmer at Design Profit) puts it.  By making the app simple to use and fast, it frees up the engineer time – a commodity in short supply.

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