Marquardt India, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems for automobiles and other sectors opened its global R&D centre in Pune. The centre with skilled engineers is well-equipped to cater to the demands of global and local automotive customers.
Dr. Harald Marquardt, Chief Executive Officer of the Marquardt Group, and Vishal Narvekar, Managing Director of Marquardt India Pvt. Ltd. inaugurated the new R&D centre.
Dr. Marquardt said, “We are celebrating a very special premiere in the 97-yearhistory of the Marquardt company: never before have we set two such major milestones in one country in just one week, as we inaugurate our new R&D center today and tomorrow we will do the ground breaking ceremony of Marquardt India’s production plant at Talegaon. India is a very significant market for the Marquardt group and we have been working hard to develop our presence here. With this cutting-edge facility, we will increase our competitiveness and R&D capabilities not only in the Indian market, but also globally. With our clients at the center of all we do, we will continue developing industry-leading products and services to meet their highest demands. Our investment in India is a clear and everlasting commitment to the country”.
He further added, “Tomorrow we will start the next construction project in India: At Talegaon, we are investing in a state-of-the-art plant that will be completed as early as mid-2024. On a total area of more than 5 acres, we will accommodate production and electronics manufacturing as well as logistics, training rooms and a nice staff restaurant.
We will create several hundred more jobs. Above all, we will be even closer to our customers, offer them greater added value and continue to grow”.
The company has invested more than 100 crore rupees in the new R&D facility. The R&D centre is spread across approximately 300,000 square feet and is located in Hinjewadi Phase 3, Pune. More than 450 highly-skilled engineers in the automotive domain are committed to serving global and local automotive customers for the Marquardt Group. The team develops solutions for electrically driven vehicles, as well as entry and authorization systems and human machine interfaces for cars, trucks and off-road vehicles.
Solutions for electrically powered vehicles
Along with its traditional business, the company intends to launch a completely new product area for its Indian operations. It will be developing the assembly of battery management systems for electrically powered vehicles at the new R&D centre, which is now one of the largest projects in the Marquardt world. The company intends to contribute to the "electrified future" in accordance with the government's "Make in India" initiative. In addition to the automotive business, Marquardt India anticipates significant future prospects in electrically powered two-wheelers and off-road vehicles.
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