World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp inaugurated a new R&D facility in Jaipur today. Called CIT – Center of Innovation and Technology, it has been built at an investment of INR 850 crore. At CIT, Hero aims to design and develop world-class products for global markets.
In order to achieve that dream, apart from building a world-class facility, Hero has also hired world-class talent. At the new Hero MotoCorp R&D facility in Jaipur, there will be a workforce of over 500 engineers from around the world.
Highlights of this Hero CIT includes state of the art laboratories, world-class design studios with latest equipment, and a 16 km long test track with 45 different surfaces. This test track will not only help Hero to fine tune their new generation products for Indian roads, but also for global markets. Apart from this, Hero CIT is one of its kind facility in the country which is self-sufficient for New Product Design, Prototype manufacturing, Testing and Validation.
Hero CIT will be headed by none other than their new Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Markus Braunsperger, the former R&D head of BMW Motorrad.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Markus Braunsperger, CTO, Hero MotoCorp said, “The CIT is the new home of our R&D team and the commencement of operations here is a major milestone in our endeavour to ramp-up the product development competency to global standards at Hero. Within this facility we are establishing new work processes and enhancing our technical skills to global benchmarks. We will compete globally, attracting the best talent from India and across the world. The CIT will become a unique workplace for engineering talent in India, bringing our R&D Vision to life – energizing smart mobility technology.”
Covering 250 acres, laboratories, test tracks, support buildings and open gathering spaces, the facility has been designed by William McDonough + Partners.