This Tech Center will strengthen Hero’s global R&D eco-system
The largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp announced setting up of its first Research and Development (R&D) Center in Germany.
The Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hero MotoCorp Limited. The Tech center is located at Stephanskirchen near Munich in Germany and will operate in tandem with Hero’s global R&D hub, the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp said, “Setting up of the Hero Tech Center 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 Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur in 2016. Since then, this facility has been designing and developing a range of new mobility solutions for customers across the globe.”
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He further stated, “The Hero Tech Center 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 Center 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.”
Speaking about the German Tech Center, it will be under direct supervision of Dr. Markus Braunsperger, who is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Hero MotoCorp. He will focus on the development of new vehicle concepts and future technologies with the cooperation of the CIT, Jaipur. It will also become the focal point of Hero’s Motorsport arm, the Hero MotoSports Team Rally. Hero’s Rally team has placed India on the international map of motorsports and will facilitate all rally participation activities. Development of new products for the team will also be taken care of here.