India, January 31, 2019 : The country’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday announced the establishment of its first global research and development (R&D) centre in Germany.
The Hero Tech Centre Germany Gmbh, located near Munich, Germany, will be working on collaboration with Hero's Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Hero Tech Center Germany Gmbh, will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Hero MotoCorp and will be the epicentre for the company's motorsport activities.
Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp said, “The Hero Tech Centre 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 Centre 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.”
Munjal said, "Setting up of the Hero Tech Centre 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 Centre 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.”
Hero MotoCorp already has an efficient technology eco-system where it connected with top global design and technological facilities from across the world, including Italy, Spain and Thailand.