The technology company and automotive component supplier, Continental, which celebrates 10 years of local production in India, has inaugurated a new facility for its R&D center in Gurgaon. The new facility, located within its existing Gurgaon Plant premises, will cater to global and regional R&D requirements for its brake systems businesses.
The new facility is aligned with the company’s strategy of increasing its R&D footprint in India. Currently, the capabilities of the R&D center at Gurgaon include design and testing for brake systems and offshore engineering activities for the Company’s Italy and Japan regions. The company also operates a full-fledged R&D center in Bangalore, catering to the organization’s entire automotive business, globally.
“As a technology company, it is Continental’s priority to invest in the technologies of tomorrow. India is an important R&D hub for Continental, and we plan to increase our R&D footprint in the country. With focused R&D, innovations and ongoing improvement of our components and systems, both at this new center dedicated to brake systems and at TCI, India’s contribution to Vision Zero – a future with zero accidents – will be significant,” said Prashanth Doreswamy, Head of Continental India and managing director, Continental Automotive India.