Leading automakers partner with KPIT to accelerate their Software Defined Vehicle technology roadmap. There is a history spanning over three decades that has made this possible.
Have you ever wondered where our story started and the journey so far?
If so, let us transport you to our humble beginnings, where the threads of our narrative were first woven. How we grew from a couple of visionaries to an organization with over 11,000 people.
Our story starts all the way back in the mid-1950s when late Shri B R Pandit founded Kirtane and Pandit Chartered Accountants. Starting initially as Kirtane and Pandit Information Technology, a division of Kirtane and Pandit, the company later became K&P Information Technology Pvt Ltd which finally morphed into KPIT Infosystems Limited. The partners of Kirtane and Pandit, Mr. Ravi Pandit who became a partner in 1976 and Mr. Kishor Patil, a Chartered Account and Cost accountant, who became a partner in early 1983, cofounded KPIT and continue to the lead the vision and global impact KPIT is bringing about. In 1987, Mr. Shirish Patwardhan, BTech and MTech from IIT Mumbai joined KPIT.
Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, Pune was emerging as a hotbed for early startups and technology companies. It was during this time that KPIT was incorporated to seize the opportunities at hand and jump into the technology sector head-first.
Between 2008 and 2010, we continued to grow our partnerships and acquisitions. In 2008, Engineering Design business of TVS joins KPIT Cummins Infosystems family. In 2010, we became a Product Partner of the MathWorks Connections Program. Further in the same year, we formed a joined venture with Bharat Forge to unveil hybrid technology solution for automobiles and also acquired In2Soft GmbH Vehicle Diagnostics.
Two years filled with new partnerships and investments. In 2012 we invested in GENIVI Compliant In- vehicle infotainment platform and achieved the GENIVI Compliance. In 2013, we witnessed some of the most significant milestones of our growth journey. We started the year with Ikv++ Technologies ag becoming a part of the KPIT KPIT Cummins Infosystems family to boost Functional Safety expertise. A few months later, we rebranded ourselves as KPIT Technologies Ltd. But do you know what was another memorable milestones of the cutting-edge work we did during this time? In 2013, we also announced the world’s 1st AUTOSAR 4.0.3 compatible solution. In the same year, Livio becomes part of the KPIT family. Later in 2014 we also strengthened our Livio Partnership by bringing SmartDeviceLink to more cars. We also invested in I-Cubed PLM Solutions in 2014.
One of the key years in our history, in 2018, we announced the coming together of KPIT and Birlasoft, to create a USD 700+ million combined entity that later demerged into two separate companies, focused on ‘Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions’ (the new KPIT Technologies) and ‘Digital Business IT Services’ (Birlasoft) respectively. The new KPIT Technologies would become a USD 200+ million focused Engineering Services company that was created by tapping into the current Engineering business of KPIT to create a global leader in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions.
In 2019, we became a member of CharIN E.V. to contribute to the efforts in standardizing and adopting CCS as a global standard. One of the most significant milestones we hit this year was our company becoming a publicly listed company. On 22 April 2019, KPIT announced listing of its new stock on NSE and BSE. This was followed by KPIT’s merger and demerger transaction with Birlasoft. KPIT got listed with the opening bell ringing ceremony at NSE, presided over by Mr. Ravi Pandit, Chairman, KPIT and Mr. Kishor Patil, CEO & MD, KPIT and executive leadership from KPIT.
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KPIT Technologies is a global partner to the automotive and Mobility ecosystem for making software-defined vehicles a reality. It is a leading independent software development and integration partner helping mobility leapfrog towards a clean, smart, and safe future. With 11000+ automobelievers across the globe specializing in embedded software, AI, and digital solutions, KPIT accelerates its clients’ implementation of next-generation technologies for the future mobility roadmap. With engineering centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Thailand, and India, KPIT works with leaders in automotive and Mobility and is present where the ecosystem is transforming.
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