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Spark Minda Technical Centre is the Advanced Engineering Centre of Electronics, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. The vision behind SMIT is to evolve as a full-fledged advance technology provider that enables the existing businesses to Innovate Futuristic Technologies in Automotive Sub-Systems.


  • Enabling & Increasing advanced engineering/technologies of existing businesses of Spark Minda and support ‘Electronification’.

  • Expanding Spark Minda footprints in automotive systems area other than Legacy Products (Electrification, Connected cars, ADAS etc).

  • Venturing into automotive mechatronics engineering and opportunities.

  • Developing into a Centre with highly competent people & technology in the area of electronic hardware, software and sub systems in automotive industry.

  • Establishing EMC testing, HIL testing, Proto shop & Reliability engineering to increase the quality and efficiency of the R&D.

SMIT serves as the backbone of R&D for Spark Minda with Contemporary Infrastructure for Automotive Electronics and Mechatronics.

The Centre Supports:

  • Skilled manpower with sound exposure and impressive track record in the field of Automotive Electronics.

  • Expert support to all Group companies, for enhancing value proposition for existing customers.

  • Spearheading Technology Roadmap based on up-coming technologies viz., Connected Car, ADAS, AMT, ABS, etc.,

  • State of Art Technical Centre for entire Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group with Contemporary infrastructure, for research and development in the field of Automotive Electronics and Mechatronics.


  • State of Art work environment with well-designed office interiors in Chakan, Pune.

  • Full-fledged semi anechoic EMI/EMC test laboratory for automotive component level testing.

  • Advanced Software testing environment to enable the software product quality (HIL : Hardware in Loop testing)

  • Test and Measurement laboratory for Hardware, Software testing including the endurance tests.

  • Fully Loaded Application life Cyle (ALM) management tools and environment to ensure the process compliance.

  • In a nutshell, SMIT is gearing up to enable and support the Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group towards the Future.


    In a short span of Six Months, SMIT team has already filed two Patents viz.

    • Automotive Fuse Failure Indicator Unit (Inventor Name : Vishwas Vaidya (Director – SMIT, HW & Services) & Ritwik Guha (Head Engineering – MSAI))

      (Patent Ref. No. / Application No. : 201611027506) - A novel to terminal low cost circuit which indicates fuse failure & yet withstands harsh automotive transients.

    • Apparatus and Method for Protecting ECU (Electronic Control Unit) against Short Circuit (Inventor Name : Vishwas Vaidya (Director – SMIT, HW & Services) & Others)

      (Patent Ref. No. / Application No: 201721000476) - A novel low cost smart switch circuit for driving all automotive loads and this concept used a revolutionary technique which saves CPU pins in such applications.

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