Brose recently opened its new campus in Pune, India, with guests from the government and industry in attendance. The location, which has a footprint of around 1,75,000 sq ft, is home to 480 employees. The company is investing € 3.2 million in a new headquarters building, development and IT centre as well as the manufacturing plant.
Discussing the strategic move of the company, Ulrich Schrickel, CEO, Brose Group, emphasised, “This investment is not only a commitment to the Indian market; it is also a strategic move for the Brose Group. To improve competitiveness and efficiency, we are further expanding the global engineering and IT service centre in Pune and shortening the paths between development and manufacturing. Speed is a success factor for our company. The market trends in the global automotive business rely on extremely fast and consequent results.”
The company’s goal is to enhance more of its products with sensor technology and software solutions. This will enable the automotive supplier to create completely new mobility experiences and more incentives to buy. “With our competence in the integration of electronics, sensor technology and software into intelligent products, Brose is actively shaping the future of mobility,” added Schrickel.
Focusing on the company’s expansion plans, Vasanth Kamath, President, Brose India, summarised, “There will be more than 500 employees in total, who will work on cost-effective products for the domestic market and support other Brose locations in these areas. Today, we can proudly call ourselves the only supplier of door modules in India. However, our long-term goal is to deliver the entire Brose product portfolio of door systems, seat structures and electric drives to the Indian market.”