Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) inaugurates a brand-new facility at Embassy Tech Zone in SEZ in Hinjewadi, Pune. The new facility is spread across an area of 46,000 sq ft and can accommodate 400 people. Mercedes-Benz R&D India (MBRDI) has its headquarters in Bengaluru and was founded in 1996 to help Daimler in its research, IT and product development activities.
Bengaluru facility specialises on CAD (2015 Mercedes-Benz GLC pictured for illustration purpose)
The MBRDI facility in Bengaluru specializes in computer-aided design and simulations (CAD, CAE) for powertrain, chassis and exteriors to embedded systems, telematics and developing various IT applications and tools. The new Hinjewadi facility of MBRDI focuses on interior component designs and IT engineering. MBRDI is aiming close partnership with suppliers in India for its activities in the field of product development and IT services.
Pune facility focusses on interior component designs (ML63 AMG cabin pictured for illustration purpose)
Speaking at the inauguration of the new facility, Manu Saale, 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.”
Thomas Merker, Vice President – Body and Safety, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and Chairman MBRDI said, “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.”