- Corporate headquarter and flagship showroom opens in Gurugram
- Headquarter spread across 46,000 square feet
- Acquired for a cost of Rs 150 crore and will be operational in the second half of 2019
- Designed under the ‘Queen’s Necklace’ British design theme
Due to make its debut in India soon, MG Motor has inaugurated its corporate headquarters at Milestone Experian Centre, Sector-15, Gurugram. The commercial space for India headquarters has been acquired for a cost of Rs 150 crores and will also house the company’s flagship showroom along with a brand store on the ground floor of the same building. The India headquarter is spread across 46,000 square feet and will be ready in the next two months. The facility will be operational in the second quarter of 2019.
Designed under the ‘Queen’s Necklace’ British design theme, MG Motor claims that the look and feel of the office will be reminiscent of a classic British Street. A specially designed ‘getaway’ area will enable employees to de-stress through games like PlayStation, Foosball etc. The company further claims that the cafeteria has been designed like a coffee shop that encourages an open working culture. The office reportedly nurtures an atmosphere of innovation and teamwork between various teams through more open spaces and less boundaries between various functions and glass cabins for the top officials. The new HQ will act as the command centre for the carmaker’s operations in India and will house functions such as after sales, sales, marketing, product planning, dealer development, finance and corporate affairs.
The Gurugram location offers a strategic advantage in terms of easy access to policy-makers and tap the Delhi-NCR automobile market which accounts for 25 per cent of entire country sales. Gradually, MG Motor plans to open company-owned showrooms in key metro cities of India, starting with Mumbai. The company claims that the new office and flagship showroom demonstrates the core values and culture that revolves around three key pillars - innovation, diversity and technology. MG Motor further claims that the workforce comprises of 31 per cent females, the highest in the auto industry, while the ratio of female employees in the corporate office is as high as 40 per cent.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director - MG Motor India, said, “India is going to be a key market for the MG brand and the new HQ reflects our long-term commitment to be an integral part of the thriving Indian auto market, in addition to our Halol manufacturing facility, which was inaugurated in September 2017. With a strong foundation and best talent from the industry in our team, we are ready to go full throttle for the Hector SUV, our first launch in Q2 2019.”