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QuEST Global Services Pvt. ltd.
Multinational Engineering Services Organization.
Industry Aerospace & Defence,
Aeroengines,
Transportation,
Power,
Oil & Gas,
Medical Devices,
Industrial & Hi-Tech
Founded 1997; 21 years ago (1997)
Headquarters Singapore
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Ajit Prabhu (co-founder, Chairman, CEO)
  • Ajay Prabhu (COO)
  • Rajendra Kumar Shreemal (CFO)
Number of employees
10000[1]
Website www.quest-global.com

QuEST Global (Quality Engineering & Software Technologies)[2] is a production engineering company in the Aero Engines, Aerospace & Defense, Hi-Tech & Industrial, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation verticals. The company that has operations spread across 42 locations in 13 countries including US, Canada, Singapore, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Romania, Japan, and India was founded in 1997, and employs 10000 as of April 2018. QuEST Global opened a regional operating office in Tokyo in June 2016, increasing its Japanese workforce size to 200 employees.[3]

As of February 2016, QuEST Global is valued at USD 1 billion with a collective USD 350 million investment from Bain Capital, GIC and Advent International as minority stakeholders in the company.[4]

QuEST Global partners with Siemens.[5]

History[edit]

QuEST Global was started in 1997 by Ajit Prabhu and Aravind Melligeri in Schenectady, New York. The company made its first acquisition in 1998 by integrating Lexical Engineering.[6] The company later integrated Interface, a Spanish company, for establishing a Center of Excellence for Technical Data Services, as well as acquired the engineering arm of GKN Aerospace,[7] and Cincinnati based ASE for building service capabilities in high-end engineering domain.[8] Some of QuEST Global’s recent acquisitions include the Houston based Beeken[9] for Oil and Gas, NeST Software for Embedded & Electronics, Medical Devices and other emerging industries,[10] and EDF, a German automotive engineering services organization.[11] In mid-2016, QuEST Global acquired Singapore based HASK Engineering & Management Pte. Ltd.[12] QuEST also became an authorized global services partner to aPriori, a leading product cost management (PCM) software solutions provider.[13]

Corporate social responsibility[edit]

Schools[edit]

QuEST Global currently supports four schools in India at various levels:

  • Government Model Primary School - A Narayanapura, Bangalore
  • Government Junior Technical School - Hubli
  • ZPH School – Gowdavalli, Hyderabad
  • Government Lower Primary School, Kadinamkulam, Trivandrum[14]

Ingenium[edit]

Quest Global, as part of its University Relationship Programme, launched the event Ingenium in 2011 to promote engineering excellence and develop interest in core engineering as an exciting and challenging career option.[15] Ingenium is a unique annual competition for engineering students to present their ideas to noted industry professionals and to earn the much deserved recognition and motivation they need.[16]

Every year, entries are invited from final year/pre-final year BE/B-Tech/dual degree students across India. To be part of this engineering innovation contest, students present projects that have a direct impact on the fields of Aerospace and Defence, Aero Engines, Hi-Tech & Industrial, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power and Transportation. The entries are further shortlisted by an independent jury of industry experts and the top 10 teams compete to win the best project award by presenting their projects to a panel of experts. The winners of the latest edition of Ingenium received a cash prize and a trip to the Airbus facility in Germany.[17]

Over the years, QuEST Ingenium has won accolades including the recognition from India’s industry body, NASSCOM. QuEST Ingenium won the Best Use Technique for Recruitment or Talent Management Award at the HR and Leadership Awards 2015 organized by ABP News in association with World HRD Congress.[18][19]

Centre for Advanced Design and Manufacturing[edit]

QuEST Global and KLS’s Gogte Institute of Technology (GIT) have jointly established a training centre and finishing school for engineering design. The finishing school offers courses in Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing/Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE). The school, known as CADAM (Centre for Advanced Design and Manufacturing), has been set up at the Gogte Institute at Belgaum to cater to the growing number of engineering students from the region. This technical course aims at training students who aspire to join original equipment manufacturers/engineering service providers who require design and analysis professionals.[20] The company has also established a CADAM at MVJ College of Engineering, an institution of Venkatesha Education Society, Bangalore.[21]

QuEST Innovation Centre[edit]

QuEST Global joined with College of Engineering Trivandrum to launch a QuEST Innovation Centre at the college.[22]

Industry partnerships[edit]

  • Partnership with aPriori[23]
  • Partnership with Siemens[24]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • In 2017, QuEST was recognized by International Association for Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as the top company for Awards & Certifications.[25]
  • In April 2017, QuEST Global was named as one of the finalists and won a Ruban d’Honneur award in the ELITE category for Growth Strategy of the Year in the European Business Awards.[26][27]
  • In 2016, QuEST Global was placed in the leadership zone in Automotive and Medical Devices verticals.[28]
  • In December 2015, QuEST won the IDC Insights Award for Project Insight for its Engineering Software Optimization solution that helped reduce the annual software maintenance costs for its customers.[29]
  • In November 2015, QuEST Global received the Best Enterprise Mobility Implementation award.[30]
  • In October 2015, QuEST Global won a Gold Award in the Services category at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Lean Sigma competition.[31][32]
  • In April 2015, QuEST Global received the Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence and Leadership in Training and Development in the category of Best Leadership Program for Middle Management.[33]
  • In January 2014, QuEST Global was recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States.[34] [35]
  • In 2009, QuEST Global was named as the No. 1 ESO vendor by the Black Book of Outsourcing.[36]
  • In 2009, QuEST Global was declared a winner in the fifth Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2009 program conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited.[37]

QuEST global offices[edit]

Continent Country Location
North America
USA Cincinnati, East Hartford, Houston, Rockford, Schenectady, Charlotte, Greenville, Phoenix, San Diego, Windsor, Indianapolis, West Lafayette, Dearborn, Durham, Orlando
Canada Markham
Europe
UK Bristol, Filton, Weston Super Mare, Saltney, Derby
Germany Hamburg, Munich, Mahlo
France Paris (two locations)
Italy Florence
Spain Madrid, Sevilla, Murcia, Bilbao, Coruña
Sweden Lund (Skåne)
Romania Cluj-Napoca
Asia
Singapore Singapore
India Bangalore (nine locations), Belgaum, Trivandrum (two locations), Chennai
Japan Kawasaki, Tokyo (three locations), Sanda

Key acquisitions[edit]

S.No. Year Company Country No. of employees Business Reference
1 January 12, 2009 ASE Technologies (ASE) Cincinnati, US Advanced engineering technology, research, product design and process development [38]
2 September 19, 2011 INTERFACE Spain 224 Product & systems engineering, support engineering and process engineering [39]
3 December 1, 2011 GKN AEROSPACE 290 Engineering services [40]
4 February 24, 2014 Beeken TechQuest Ltd Houston, US Engineering services, sustenance engineering, new product development, engineering analysis, rapid prototyping, engineering documentation and reverse engineering [41]
5 February 24, 2014 UFT Beeken Engineering Services Private Ltd India Engineering services, sustenance engineering, new product development, engineering analysis, rapid prototyping, engineering documentation and reverse engineering [42]
6 October 28, 2014 NeST Software Trivandrum,India 1900 Engineering software, embedded systems & hardware [43]
7 February 2015 Engineering und Design imFahrzeugbau GmbH (EDF) Germany 320 Automotive engineering services and prototyping [44]
8 July 2016 HASK Engineering & Management Pte. Ltd. (HASK) Singapore [45]
9 September 2017 DETECH Fahrzeugentwicklung GmbH & Co.KG (DETECH) Germany Engineering services [46]
10 October 2017 IT Six Global Services Romania Custom application development, embedded solutions, mobile applications design & usability, quality assurance, resting and IT consulting [47]
11 February 2018 Mobiliya Technologies US [48]
12 March 2018 EXILANT Technologies India 900 Product engineering services, mobility and social media applications, business intelligence and analytics, and cloud-based services [49]
13 June

2018

Engicom Spain Mechanical design services - technical concepts, feasibility studies, testing, 2D-3D drawing & modeling, technical documentation & simulation, FEM analysis, small series assembly and prototyping. [50]

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  31. ^ "wins Gold at the CII National Lean Six Sigma Competition". QuEST Global. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2018-07-19. 
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