Hinduja Tech (HT), a world-class engineering company, has acquired System Drive Design (DSD), an award-winning and globally respected engineering consultancy known for developing innovative solutions for electrified drive systems. DSD currently supplies advanced engineering to the automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway, defense and aerospace industries through locations in the UK, US and Asia.
- Drive System Design, with engineering centers in the UK and US, provides world-class engineering services to the automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway, defense and aerospace industries
- The acquisition enables Hinduja Tech to expand its e-mobility services from development to production
- Drive System Design will continue to operate as an independent entity within Hinduja Tech and the Hinduja Group
The acquisition enables Hinduja Tech to provide comprehensive design and development capabilities for electrified powertrains, thereby strengthening its full offering of vehicle design and development.
“The acquisition of Drive System Design is an important milestone in Hinduja Tech’s growth path within the e-mobility industry. DSD has been focused on Futuristic Propulsion Technology (ePT) since its inception more than 15 years ago and has state-of-the-art infrastructure in the UK and US,” said Kumar Prabhas, CEO of Hinduja Tech. “Both markets have the world – class technical talent and is at the forefront of the transition to electric mobility. As demand increases, combining the strengths of HT and DSD will enable them to offer industry-leading electric mobility solutions to global markets.”
HT has rapidly expanded its position in the outsourced engineering services industry with more than 70 clients worldwide and aims to accelerate its growth to meet the growing demand for electric mobility. With the acquisition of DSD, HT will gain state-of-the-art design and test laboratories and advanced technical capabilities in the UK and USA.
“We believe HT is the right partner at the right time and see this as a tremendous opportunity for DSD’s long-term future and expanded capabilities,” said Mark Findlay, CEO of Drive System Design. “As part of the HT family, DSD will be able to expand its reach through HT’s global business model and its deep expertise in vehicle development and integration. It is an ideal complement to DSD’s advanced technical capabilities in transmission, powertrain, engine design, power electronics and simulation.”
About Hinduja Tech
Hinduja Tech, part of the Hinduja Group, a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, is a provider of integrated product development and digital technology solutions to the mobility industry with a proven global delivery model. As a preferred partner, Hinduja Tech works with leading automotive companies (OEMs and Tier X suppliers) and disruptive players in the mobility industry in the US, India, Mexico, Canada, Europe, China and Japan. The Hinduja Group is represented in over 38 countries and employs around 200,000 people. The Hinduja group has a significant presence in vertical construction and commercial vehicle manufacturing.
HT has offices in the USA, India, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, China and Romania.
Drive system design information
Drive System Design (DSD) is an award-winning consultancy specializing in the design, development and management of future transmission and driveline systems. DSD has extensive experience working with OEMs and Tier suppliers worldwide to develop new technology and solve problems to make their product competitive. The company has the design, analysis, governance, test infrastructure, expertise and project management necessary to deliver projects to demanding timelines. Working closely with customers through its technical centers in the US and UK, Drive System Design is recognized as the world’s leading expert in powertrain improvements that deliver significant energy efficiency gains for hybrid and electric vehicles.
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