Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated its third research and development facility in India. The new facility has been set up in Whitefield, Bangalore at Gopalan Global Axis. German-based luxury carmaker is strengthening its commitment to the Indian market.
Present at the inauguration of Mercedes-Benz's third R&D facility in India were the following. Thomas Merker, Vice President Body and Safety, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and acting Chairman MBRDI. Also present was Manu Saale, MD and CEO MBRDI (Mercedes-Benz R&D India).
Bangalore research and development facility is spread across 1,19,227 sq. ft. and will have approximately 900 employees. During 2015, Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated a research and development facility in Hinjewadi, Pune.
Very first Mercedes-Benz R&D India facility was inaugurated back in 1996 at Bangalore, which also acts as the headquarters. Currently, 3,000 engineers have provided support to Mercedes-Benz research and development needs. Powertrain, chassis, telematics, embedded system and other IT application have been worked upon.