MBRDI opens second facility in B'luru

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has inaugurated the second dedicated facility at Whitefield, in Bengaluru.

Spread across an area of 266,000 sq ft with capacity of over 2,400 people, it is located close to Whitefield Palms, the head office of MBRDI.

Mercedes-Benz Cars Development Vice-President (Body, Safety, Telematics) and acting Chairman (MBRDI) Thomas Merker said, “MBRDI plays an important role within our global research and development organisation and this new facility is another milestone in the growth story of Mercedes-Benz R&D in India.

With currently over 2,000 talented engineers and close to 200 patents filed for innovation in automotive development, MBRDI is a success story,” adding, “India is a high potential market for our company and MBRDI will continue to ensure that development initiatives are in accordance to customer needs.”

Daimler CIO Michael Gorriz commented, “Bengaluru is known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India and to have a strong IT footprint and to take advantage of the strong talent pool here is an important agenda for us. MBRDI provides us with highly qualified IT engineers and an already existing infrastructure.”

The new facility which translates into growth for our existing IT domains, such as a ‘Shared Service Center’ for SAP applications, as well as developments for mobility services, computer simulations and augmented reality.”

MBRDI MD and CEO Manu Saale stated, “MBRDI has an 18-year-old history in India and our mission is to be a centre of excellence within Daimler for engineering and IT. Our growth strategy focuses on harnessing local capabilities and Bengaluru with its large talent pool is the right location for MBRDI. With the new facility, we will be able to be accommodate the robust growth phase that we are now in. We are already over 2,000 people strong.”

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