Hero MotoCorp sets up technology center in Germany – Global R&D hub

Hero MotoCorp has now set up its first global Research and Development (R&D) Centre - Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH.

The wholly-owned Hero MotoCorp subsidiary is located at Stephanskirchen, Germany. The new centre will work alongwith the company’s Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, India.

Hero MotoCorp already has an advanced system that works with top global design and technology houses from across the world, including Italy, Spain and Thailand. Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH is under direct supervision of Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Hero MotoCorp.

Hero MD, Mr Pawan Munjal with Tiger Woods. File photo.

The new centre will work on new vehicle concepts and future tech development in conjunction with teams at work at CIT, Jaipur. Focus will also be on the Hero MotoSports Team Rally and the new centre will facilitate rally participation activities, and new product development for the motorsport team.

Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp said, “Setting up of the Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH is a realization of our aspiration to build an R&D eco-system that is spread across global geographies. Ever since Hero began its solo journey in 2011, we have had a clear and focused plan to enhance and strengthen our technological know-how and product development capabilities.

We set up the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur in 2016 and since then, this facility has been designing and developing a range of new mobility solutions for customers across the globe. The Hero Tech Center in Germany will be a source of modern technologies with a focus on the global customer base, thereby further strengthening our R&D capabilities.

The Tech Center will also enable us to easily tap into the huge pool of resources readily available across Europe and merge them with our ongoing operations at the CIT.”