Marquardt India recently opened its global R&D centre in Pune, Maharashtra. The centre will have skilled engineers who will be well-equipped to cater to the demands of global and local automotive customers. Dr Harald Marquardt, CEO, Marquardt Group, Marquardt India, and Vishal Narvekar, MD, Marquardt India inaugurated the new R&D centre.
The company has invested more than ₹100 crore in the new R&D facility. The R&D centre is spread across approximately 3,00,000 square feet and is located in Hinjewadi Phase 3, Pune. More than 450 highly skilled engineers in the automotive domain are committed to serving global and local automotive customers for the Marquardt Group. The team develops solutions for electrically driven vehicles, as well as entry and authorisation systems and human-machine interfaces for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.
During the inauguration of the R&D centre, Dr Marquardt, said, "With this cutting-edge facility, we will increase our competitiveness and R&D capabilities not only in the Indian market but also globally. With our clients at the centre of all we do, we will continue developing industry-leading products and services to meet their highest demands. Our investment in India is a clear and everlasting commitment to the country."
He further added, "We are investing in a state-of-the-art plant at Talegoan, Pune, that will be completed as early as mid-2024. On a total area of more than 5 acres, we will accommodate production and electronics manufacturing as well as logistics, training rooms, and more. We will create several hundred more jobs."
Stating the importance of the R&D centre, Narvekar, stated, "The new dedicated R&D centre will enable us to harness modern technology to produce products of the future. With our investments in the new R&D centre and state-of-the-art plant, we will be able to create more employment opportunities in India. We currently employ over 450 people and have space for more than double the number at our new R&D centre in Pune."