Hero MotoCorp has set up its first Research and Development (R&D) Center at a global location, the Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hero MotoCorp Limited. The new tech center is located at Stephanskirchen near Munich in Germany. It will operate in tandem with Hero’s Global R&D hub, 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 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.”
The Hero Tech Center Germany will focus on development of new product concepts and future technologies. It will also focus on Hero’s motorsport team Hero MotoSports Team Rally. The new tech center will facilitate all rally participation activities and new product development for the team.