Innovation centre in India launches as consultancy expands global presence

Tapankumar Joshi

Consult Red, a Shipley-based technology consultancy for clients wanting to design and deploy connected devices and systems, has opened a new innovation centre in India.

The expansion marks a significant milestone in the company’s ambition to enhance its global presence.

Located in Hyderabad, the office will enable Consult Red to accelerate product development for its clients while also establishing a Centre for Excellence for AI.

The company aims to grow its capabilities, expand together with its customers, and attract new clients.

Consult Red intends to extend its services beyond design and development by providing advisory support to customers, guiding them on their future development directions.

This is not the first time the consultancy has expanded into new territory. In 2015, the company ventured into Poland. Currently, about 60% of the firm’s engineering services are delivered from Poland.

Local leadership in India will be provided by Tapankumar Joshi, recently appointed as VP technology and India head. His career experience includes over 10 years in professional services, including expertise in embedded AI, media and telecoms.

Raghu Venkatesam, CEO at Consult Red, said: “Our decision to open a new office in India reflects our commitment to expanding our global talent and further enhancing our ability to service the diverse needs of our clients and partners.

“India presents immense growth potential, and we are excited to be part of its dynamic business landscape.

“In addition, I’m pleased to welcome Tapan to the team and look forward to working together as we establish our new centre of excellence for AI.”

Joshi added: “I’m happy to be joining Consult Red at this exciting time in the company’s history, as we begin our expansion into India.

“I look forward to leveraging my technical experience, knowledge of global customer landscape and local know-how to nurture a team of world-class talent, in support of our global client base.”