Mercedes Benz opens new R&D Centre at Pune


New Mercedes Benz R&D centre at Pune

Luxury car-maker Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) inaugurated its new facility in Pune. The new facility is spread across an area of 46,000 sqft and could accommodate up to 400 people. The R&D centre is located at Embassy Tech Zone in SEZ in Hinjewadi of Pune.

Mr Thomas Merker who is the Vice President of Body and Safety at Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and Chairman of MBRDI talking to the media explained,

MBRDI plays an important role within our global research and development organization. The new facility in Pune marks another milestone and allows us to expand while still being close to both our Mercedes-Benz plant and our relevant automotive suppliers. For us, India is a strategic location as emerging market, for the competent talent pool and global supplier network.

Mr Manu Saale who is the MD and CEO of MBRDI said,

Pune is very important for us – especially for certain areas of engineering and developments related to Interiors, Exteriors, Powertrain, PLM, IT development and localization. We are equipped to support the closely-knit global network of R&D bases in Daimler and develop cooperation with suppliers and partners across the globe. Our new facility will be providing our engineers a best-in-class working atmosphere – combined with a great location in town. Thus we will be even more attractive to the talent pool in the region

 Highlights of new Mercedes Benz Pune R&D Centre

  • MBRDI expands aggressively by setting up a dedicated facility at Hinjewadi in Pune.
  • This new R&D facility at Embassy Tech Zone in SEZ spreads over 46,000 square feet with a capacity to house over 400 people
  • The movement to Embassy Tech Zone, Hinjewadi means proximity to supplier base and to business districts
  • MBRDI and IT units in India are on track with their strategic growth agenda

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