New Delhi: Italian auto component supplier Marelli on Tuesday inaugurated its new technical R&D center in Bengaluru, further boosting its innovation potential, particularly in software engineering.
When fully operational, the new technical R&D center, along with the company’s established engineering center in Gurugram (Delhi region), will enhance the R&D capability of Marelli India, the company said in a media release. The research team can be expanded to over 1600 members. Notably, the Bangalore center is expected to employ around 600 engineers in 2 years.
The core activities of the Bangalore Center will focus on Marelli’s core technology areas such as electronics, automotive lighting and both internal combustion and electric powertrains. Specifically, it will develop software for cockpit DCUs (Domain Control Units), digital clusters, powertrains and electric powertrain products; System validation, including sensing technology, for electronic systems, powertrain and electric powertrain products and future automotive lighting; and moving on to mechanical design simulation for electronics and automotive lighting products.
“I am absolutely delighted to celebrate this major new strategic move for Marelli. India is one of the most important R&D and innovation centers in the world, and we are very excited about the deep talent pool here,” Dinesh Paliwal, Executive Chairman, Marelli said. “Marelli is not investing in India for cost arbitrage – those days are long gone – we are investing for a combination of mindfulness, humility, appetite, innovation and speed. What India uniquely offers. Our mission in India is to help our customers differentiate their vehicles of the future based on vehicle performance and vehicle personality, for which India will play an important role.”
The new facility is located at Embassy Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru, a city that is globally recognized as a major engineering and software hub, thus leveraging Marelli’s wide talent pool in the critical technical domain of core competencies. Provides an opportunity to raise
“As a partner to our customers in co-creating the future of mobility, we are focused on developing breakthrough technologies that respond to the evolving needs of OEMs and end users. Therefore, further expanding Marelli’s R&D capabilities is key to our success,” said David Slump, President and CEO, Marelli. He said, “With our strong and capable team in Gurugram, the new technical R&D center in Bangalore is strategically designed to drive technology development in critical areas such as new vehicle architectures, software-defined vehicles and innovative cloud-based solutions. will be important.”
“With software becoming a key element in enabling the vehicle of the future and making a significant difference in the automotive market, it is important for Marelli to develop highly competitive and attractive products, to further enhance our capabilities in this technology sector. will be critically important,” said Ravi Tallapragada, president of Marelli India and the electronic systems division of Marelli. “The knowledge offered by our two Indian R&D centers will make a decisive contribution to achieving this, complementing the work of our other R&D centers globally,” he said.
The Bengaluru center, along with a well-established engineering center in Gurugram, will work in conjunction with all existing Marelli innovation centers in Japan, Italy, China, Germany, the United States and other countries where the company is present. Developing products and solutions on a technological and competitive approach for the Indian and global market.
With this new opening, the company’s Indian footprint includes 14 production sites and 2 R&D centers in seven cities.