Mercedes-Benz India is riding high on success these days, With a slew of launches and inauguration of 12 new dealerships, the German autogiant has created a stir among the competitors. But it seems, they are not done yet with the 2014, as they recently announced the inauguration of their second Research and Development facility in India.
Mercedes has a separate entity for R&D activities in India, operating under the name - Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI), headquartered in Whitefield Palms, Bangalore. The already existing facility was the largest R&D facility for Mercedes outside Germany.
The newly dedicated R&D facility is called the Embassy Crest and is close to the Whitefield Palms facility. The new R&D facility is spread across an area of 266,000 sq ft with a capacity of over 2,400 people. MBRDI was established in 1996, and looks after the activities like Daimler’s research, IT and product development.
"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,” said Thomas Merker, acting Chairman, MBRDI.
"India is a high potential market for our company and MBRDI will continue to ensure that development initiatives are in accordance to customer needs," he added.