Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India, at a glance
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI), headquartered in Bengaluru, India, was founded in 1996 as a captive unit to support Daimler’s research, IT and product development activities. We started with a focus on topics ranging from CAD, CAE and IT programming for all of the group’s business units.
Meanwhile, we have moved up in value to cater to advanced topics in vehicle engineering and IT technologies. We are now responsible for new methods in Design and CAE, software content for control units, head units and various critical engineering tools. Important components of digital dependencies on overall product development, is located now at MBRDI.
The satellite office in Pune specialises in interior component designs and IT engineering. The establishment of MBRDI is in line with the Daimler group’s ambition to attract the world’s best engineering talent and form a global footprint for its R&D and IT competencies.
MBRDI also aims to partner closely with suppliers in India for its activities in product development and IT services. We are now one of the largest development centres outside of Germany, employing over 5000 skilled engineers aside from being an integral part of all business units and brands of Daimler worldwide.
With its Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans, Daimler Trucks and Buses, and Daimler Mobility divisions, the Daimler Group, based in Germany, is one of the leading global suppliers of premium cars and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy and medium-duty trucks in the world. Daimler Mobility offers financing, leasing, fleet management, investments, credit card and insurance brokerage, as well as innovative mobility services.
As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler sees shaping the future of mobility in a safe and sustainable way as both, its motivation and obligation. The company’s focus therefore remains on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior vehicles that both captivate and inspire.
Daimler continues to invest systematically in the development of efficient powertrains – from high-tech combustion engines and hybrid vehicles to all-electric powertrains with battery or fuel cell with the goal of making emission-free driving locally, possible in the long term. The company also focusses its efforts on intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts.
Daimler considers it its aspiration and obligation to live up to its responsibility towards the society and the environment. MBRDI is a 100% captive unit of Daimler AG, offering strategic partnership and insourcing for engineering, R&D and IT services to become the group’s own centre of excellence in the areas of Engineering and IT.