Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
+91
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password
Ad

Mercedes-Benz R&D India plans to expand its base

August 07, 2014, 12:27 PM IST by Pratheek Kunder
Mercedes-Benz R&D India plans to expand its base

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India is in the process of expanding its base in the country. The German company is setting up an additional building in Bangalore for logistics and operations. This new facility can house more than 2,000 people spread across 2,50,000 sq ft.

The company currently employs 1,400 people and will see the number go upto 2,000 by December. It plans to focus a lot on hiring new engineers from Indian colleges. To accomplish this, the company will -tie-up with two colleges – one in Bangalore and the other one in Tamil Nadu. It will be bringing in the German technical engineering systems, and in which German universities will sponsor courses, laboratories and short-term trips abroad. 

“We are a long-term player and are hopeful that the Indian market will grow like other emerging markets such as China’s. It is a younger market in China than ours. It is hot and demanding change. We work with them so it is local for global. We are working in the electric car development in the south of China for our joint partner with the Chinese firm BYD; this centre has contributed to the Denza electric car. In addition, there is a lot of R&D work going on in conventional cars for diesel and petrol. The way our global network is envisioned, it does not matter if the competency is in India, or Germany or China, it can go wherever it is needed. If I may give you an example, we have 180-200 people working here for Fuso of Japan and Daimler India CV. There are areas of competency that are best done in Bangalore and this is the centre what would be contacted, be it for a particular part, embedded software or simulation. India is a trusted location which, in our parlance, means that we have access to what is happening in Germany. We are seamlessly connected to HQ and that makes collaboration and working environment all the better and productive," said Manu Saale, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India. 

Show CommentsHide Comments
Ad
  • Upcoming Cars

MG HectorMG Hector

27th Jun 2019

18L - ₹ 23L
Hyundai Kona EVHyundai Kona EV

9th Jul 2019

25L - ₹ 30L
BMW X7BMW X7

25th Jul 2019

80L - ₹ 1.20Cr
BMW 7 Series FaceliftBMW 7 Series Facelift

25th Jul 2019

1.22Cr - ₹ 1.40Cr
Renault TriberRenault Triber

Aug 2019

5L - ₹ 7L
All Upcoming Cars
Ad
MG Hector

Price Reveal In:

  • 00DAYS
  • 00HRS
  • 00MINS
Know More

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in