Infotech Enterprises Ltd., an Indian company with U.S. headquarters in East Hartford, announced Wednesday it has changed its name to Cyient Ltd.

"This new brand identity is an important step in positioning us as a distinctively unique global company that represents our vision and our forward-looking initiatives," Executive Chairman and Founder B.V.R. Mohan Reddy said in a statement.

Chief Executive Officer Krishna Bodanapu said, "We decided on a constructed word that implies both the type of solutions we develop and also recognizes our company history, heritage and the values we will carry forward. Cyient has connotations to the words 'client' and 'science' — two important components in our company's success — and 'ient' references Infotech Enterprises, our foundation and continuity.'"

Cyient Ltd. is based in Hyderabad, India, and describes its work as engineering, network and operations for businesses in the aerospace, consumer, energy, medical, oil and gas, mining, heavy equipment, semi-conductor, rail transportation, utilities and telecommunications industries.

Founded in 1991, the $365 million company employs 12,000 people at 38 locations around the globe. The company said it has been a contractor for Pratt & Whitney, Siemens, Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Philips and Westinghouse. North America business accounts for about 60 percent of the company's revenue.

In East Hartford, the company employs 655 at its U.S. headquarters, more half of its total 1,200 workers at 11 locations across North America.