Monday, 25 April 2016

Mercedes-Benz R&D India (MBRDI) to expand facilities in Bangalore and Pune

Manu Saale, MD & CEO MBRDI and Thomas Merker, Vice President Body & Safety, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and acting Chairman MBRDI




Mercedes-Benz renews commitment to India with further expansion of its Mercedes-Benz R&D India (MBRDI) facilities in Bangalore and Pune

  • The new Bangalore facility in Whitefield at ‘Gopalan Global Axis’ spreads over 119,227 sqft. and has capacity to house close to 900 employees
  • The MBRDI Pune facility at Hinjewadi inaugurated last year, has added another 203 seating capacity and 23,318 sqft., increasing the capacity to 600 seats
  • With this expansion, Daimler confirms commitment towards the expansion of R&D and IT in India
  • MBRDI and IT units in India are on track with the strategic growth agenda

April 25, 2016 - Bangalore: Today Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) inaugurated a third facility at Whitefield, Bangalore. Spread across an area of 119,227 sqft. with capacity of 900 seating, it is located close to the head office of MBRDI, also in Whitefield. The satellite office in Pune at Hinjewadi expanded its capacity by 23,318 sqft. adding another 203 seats for expansion.

Thomas Merker, Vice President Body & 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.”

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. We have graduated higher up the value chain and contributing significantly in some niche areas of digital product development. 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.”

About MBRDI

Mercedes-Benz R&D India (MBRDI), headquartered in Bangalore was founded in 1996 as a
captive unit to support Daimler’s research, IT and product development activities. Now with
over 3000 talented engineers, it focuses on topics ranging from computer-aided design and
simulations (CAD, CAE) for powertrain, chassis and exteriors to embedded systems,
telematics and developing various IT applications and tools. The satellite office in Pune
specializes in interior component designs and IT engineering.

The establishment of MBRDI is in line with the Daimler group’s ambition to attract the
world’s best engineering talent and form a global footprint for its R&D and IT
competencies. MBRDI also aims to partner closely with suppliers in India for its activities in
product development and IT services. It is one of the largest R&D centers of Daimler
outside Germany.