Marelli inaugurated its new Technical R&D Center in Bangalore, Southern India, further boosting the company’s innovation capability, particularly in software engineering.
When fully operational, the new technical R&D center, together with the company’s established engineering center in Gurugram (Delhi area), will increase Marelli India’s R&D capability boosting its research team to more than 1,600 members. In particular, the Bangalore center is expected to employ around 600 engineers in two years’ time.
The main activities of the Bangalore center will be focused on major technology areas of Marelli such as electronics, automotive lighting and both internal combustion powertrain and electric powertrain. It will develop solutions for:
- Software for Cockpit DCU (Domain Control Units), Digital Clusters, Powertrain, and Electric Powertrain products;
- System validation for Electronic Systems, Powertrain and Electric Powertrain products and Automotive Lighting in the future, including sensing technologies;
- Mechanical Design Simulations for Electronics and moving forward for Automotive Lighting products.
The official opening was held at the presence of Dinesh Paliwal, executive chairman of Marelli, Ravi Tallapragada, president of Marelli India and the Electronic Systems Division of Marelli, and members of Marelli India leadership team, with ribbon cutting, a traditional Indian oil lamps lighting ceremony and further activities to welcome employees into the new facility.
The new facility is located in the Embassy Manyata Tech Park of Bangalore, a city which is recognized as a major engineering and software hub at global level, offering Marelli the opportunity to leverage a wide talent pool in crucial technical domains of core competencies.
The Bangalore center, along with the well-established engineering center in Gurugram, will work in close collaboration with all the existing Marelli innovation centers in Japan, Italy, China, Germany, United States, and the other countries where the company is present, to accelerate the evolution of products and solutions on a technological and competitiveness perspective, for the Indian and global market.
Marelli has a significant presence in India: with this new opening, now the company’s Indian footprint includes 14 production sites and two R&D centers in seven cities.