German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz inaugurated their second facility dedicated to research and development. This facility is situated in Whitefield, Bangalore. It is part of their 'Year of Excellence' philosophy for India.
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India(MBRDI) has been inaugurated on 9th of December, 2014. They have named it Embassy Crest and the facility has enough space for 2,400 employees. It is spread across 2,66,000 sq. ft. in Whitefield, Bangalore.
Thomas Merker, Vice President Body, Safety, Telematics Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and acting Chairman MBRDI expressed, "MBRDI plays an important role within our global research and development organization and this new facility is another milestone in the growth story of Mercedes-Benz R&D in India."
He further added, "With currently over 2,000 talented engineers and close to 200 patents filed for innovation in automotive development - MBRDI is a success story. India is a high potential market for our company and MBRDI will continue to ensure that development initiatives are in accordance to customer needs."
The very first MBRDI was founded back in 1996 in Bangalore. It is the place for Daimler's research, IT and product development activity. They also do a lot of computer-aided design and simulations. Mercedes-Benz has a satellite office setup in Pune, which specialises in interior design and IT engineering.
The MBRDI is the largest R&D facility out of Germany and it is in Bangalore. Their aim is to bring closer Indian suppliers for their activity in product development. The facility attracts engineering talent from all over the world.
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