Hero MotoCorp sets up R&D centre in Germany
Hero Tech Centre
In what is major news this month, Hero MotoCorp has announced setting up of its first global R&D centre Hero Tech Centre located at Stephanskirchen in Germany. The Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Markus Braunsperger, chief technology officer (CTO) at Hero MotoCorp. The tech centre in Germany will focus on the development of new vehicle concepts and future technologies and will work with the teams at CIT in Jaipur. According to the company, it will also be the epicenter for Hero MotoSports Team Rally and will facilitate all rally participation activities, including new product development for the Team.
Pawan Munjal, chairman, Hero MotoCorp on the company’s first overseas R&D centre
“Setting up of the Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH is a realisation 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 and since then, this facility has been designing and developing a range of new mobility solutions for customers across the globe.
“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.”
With this announcement, expect exciting concepts from Hero MotoCorp in the upcoming auto shows around the globe.