Mercedes Benz R&D India unit will hire 1,700 engineers by 2016

MBRDI which has an R&D center in Bangalore along with a satellite office in Pune, will hire 1,700 engineers as it goes into expansion mode. These engineers will be exclusively for research and development operations in the country. Jochen Feese, Senior Manager at Daimler has confirmed these appointments which will conclude by 2016.

Mercedes Benz research and development india
This is the second new dedicated facility of MBRDI in Bangalore, inaugurated in December 2014.

Established in 1996, MBRDI is the largest Mercedes Benz R&D unit located outside of Germany. It has 20 R&D centers, some of which are located in Japan, US and China. These centres work together in areas of IT, CAD, Computer simulation, etc; together helping in the development of their cars in all stages of its life cycle.

MBRDI Managing Director and CEO, Manu Saale said that each year the company takes on around 1,000 engineers in India and this pace is likely to go on for the next few years. Workforce is continually being enhanced while quality of work being done at the R&D Center is progressing at a fast pace which are the reasons for the prime importance the Indian centers play in the working of the company.

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These new engineers will be experts in data and IT security solutions and will be taken on for both the Bangalore center and Pune office where there are already about 2300 engineers working on software, computer simulation, designing, telematics and wireless communications. These engineers collaborate constantly with teams from other R&D centres globally.

via Economic Times