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Mercedes-Benz inaugurates third research and development facility in India

Mercedes-Benz inaugurates third research and development facility in India
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 26 April 2016, 16:19 PM

Mercedes-Benz, a popular choice among luxury carmakers in the country has strengthened its presence in India with the inauguration of a new Research and Development facility in Whitefield, Bengaluru. The facility is spread across 1,19,227 sq.ft. and can house around 900 employees. The new facility is located close to the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) head office, which is also in Whitefield.

Speaking on the occasion, Thomas Merker, Vice President Body and Safety, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and acting Chairman MBRDI said: “The digital transformation of our company is in full swing and is affecting our entire value chain. Our India center through its talented workforce provides the necessary gilt edge raising the digital quotient of the company. MBRDI supports multiple regional hubs of Daimler in keeping the product on computer for as long as possible.”

The company’s Pune research and development facility which was inaugurated last year has now been expanded to 23,318 sq.ft. with an additional seating capacity of 203 employees. With this, the facility is now capable of seating a total of around 600 employees.

Speaking more on the occasion, Manu Saale, MD & CEO MBRDI, stated: “At MBRDI, we are firm on our mission to be a Center of Excellence within Daimler for Engineering & IT. Now with 19 years behind us, we are excited about our growth and what we offer here at MBRDI. With the proximity of the new office to our head office at Whitefield Palms, we ensure that functional collaboration while offering our colleagues with best in class infrastructure and facilities.”

With the addition of a new MBRDI facility, customers can expect further improved customer service experience and roll out of more local-friendly models in the country. The company will roll out 12 new models this year in India.

 

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