Carmaker Stellantis to open software development hub in Poland

Stellantis logo on a company's building in Velizy-Villacoublay near Paris
The logo of Stellantis is seen on a company's building in Velizy-Villacoublay near Paris, France, February 1, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/

MILAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Stellantis (STLAM.MI) said on Wednesday it will open a new software development hub near a manufacturing plant in Poland, staffing it with up to 300 people in the south-western city of Gliwice.

The facility will add "software development resources to existing Stellantis technical operations in Europe," the carmaker said.

The company already operates software development hubs in countries including Italy, France, Germany, United States, India and Brazil.

Software is increasingly crucial in modern vehicles and a growing source of revenue, with carmakers expanding research investments and hiring more executives with specific experience to offer clients more features related to connectivity, data and e-commerce.

Stellantis said it aimed to generate 20 billion euros ($21.36 billion) in incremental annual revenues by 2030 through its software-driven strategy.

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Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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