Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has opened a new R&D facility in Whitefield, Bangalore. It is the luxury car maker’s second facility and is located close to the head office of MBRDI. It is called the ‘Embassy Crest’ and has the capacity to utilize a workforce of over 2,400 employees. The MBRDI was founded in 1996 to support the parent company – Daimler's research, IT and product development, and is now one of the largest R&D centers of Daimler outside Germany.
Speaking on the occasion, Thomas Merker, vice president, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and acting chairman MBRDI said, "MBRDI plays an important role within our global research and development organization, 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. India is a high potential market for our company and MBRDI will continue to ensure that development initiatives are in accordance to customer needs."
Additionally, Manu Saale, MD and CEO, MBRDI said that the organization’s mission is to become a centre of excellence within Daimler for Engineering and IT. He also said that their aim is to boost the "robust growth phase" that the company is in.