Hero MotoCorp Sets Up Research And Development Centre In Germany
A pedestrian passes signage for Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Hero MotoCorp Sets Up Research And Development Centre In Germany

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Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Wednesday announced the setting up of its first research and development centre near Munich in Germany.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH, is located at Stephanskirchen near Munich.

It will operate in tandem with Hero's Global R&D hub, the centre of innovation and technology in Jaipur, the company said in a statement.

"Setting up of the Hero Tech Center Germany is a realisation of our aspiration to build an R&D ecosystem that is spread across global geographies," Hero MotoCorp chairman Pawan Munjal said.

He said the centre will be a source of modern technologies with a focus on the global customer base, strengthening R&D capabilities.

To begin with, the company said the new center would be under the direct supervision of Markus Braunsperger, chief technology officer at Hero MotoCorp.

It will focus on development of new vehicle concepts and future technologies in close cooperation with the teams at the centre in Jaipur. "It will also be the epicentre for Hero's motorsport team—the Hero MotoSports Team Rally that has put India on the global map of motorsports in a short span of time—and will facilitate all rally participation activities, including new product development for the Team," the statement said.

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