Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) inaugurated its second dedicated facility called Embassy Crest at Whitefield, Bangalore. Spread across an area of 2,66,000 sq. ft. with a capacity of accommodating over 2,400 people, it is located close to Whitefield Palms, the head office of MBRDI.
Thomas Merker, Vice President of Body, Safety and Telematics of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development and acting Chairman of 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.
Manu Saale, MD & CEO of MBRDI, stated; MBRDI has an 18 year old history in India and our mission is to be a centre of excellence within Daimler for Engineering & IT. Our growth strategy focuses on harnessing local capabilities and Bangalore 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. The new facility offers best in class infrastructure and its proximity to Whitefield Palms, the head office of MBRDI, ensures that there is excellent functional collaboration and therefore shorter development cycles. We are excited about our growth and what we offer here at MBRDI.