Pune, Maharashtra: MAHLE India, a leading international development partner and supplier to the Automotive industry as well as a pioneer and technology driver for the mobility of the future, today, announced the establishment of the MAHLE Engineering, MAHLE IT and Sales shared services Centre at Pune, Maharashtra.
Built over 55000 square feet this MAHLE Engineering, IT and Sales shared services Centre at Pune currently employs more than 450 engineers and technicians. Recognizing the design and frugal engineering capabilities of Indian engineers the company expects to double its strength over the next three to five years. With this, the MAHLE Engineering centre becomes an integral part of the Global MAHLE R&D Network and thus opens up its services to all divisions of MAHLE, be it for conventional or electrified Power Train. This MAHLE global Engineering Centre supportssystems such as SAP-PLM etc. and CAD applications such as Catia, UG, to name a few.
This centre at Pune also becomes only the third Global IT & shared centre of MAHLE. The other centres being Mexico & Poland.
Mr Arnd Franz, Member of the Management Board, Corporate Executive Vice President,
OE- Automotive Sales and Application Engineering said India is at the epicentre of MAHLEs dual strategy; as part of the global green initiative there is a-rising trend towards development of hybridisation and electrification although IC engines are here to stay, especially in a market like India. Given this market scenario, MAHLE has developed a dual strategy by which it will continue to remain and provide optimal solutions for IC engines while simultaneously developing solutions for electric mobility. MAHLE has defined its mission to offer innovative mobility solutions that stand for clean air, fuel efficiency, and driving pleasure.
Mr Raj Kalra, President, MAHLE Holding (India) Private Limited said As an engineering centre this is a unique one. Worldwide even though we have R&D Centres for specific business units this one will service the entire world from here itself. Thus proving the One MAHLE Global approach. MAHLE already has a strong presence in India (represented by all 4 BUs / division through 14 plants generating 278 Million. EUR with HC of 4400 employees), but we need to take it to next level, therefore at the core of the organization sits the shared services; supporting multiple locations, globally. MAHLE in India has greater ambitions not just of a manufacturer but of a Shared services provider as well.
You will be glad to know that MAHLE is Bharat Stage 6 ready continued Mr Franz.
Here in our own city Pune, we have an excellent team of engineers and specialists who are already engaged in design and development of new products using state of the art computational techniques for simulation, CFD and design tools. The team is not only engaged in the development phase but also supports global customer programs through its project management office and undertaking support functions such as sourcing, procurement and logistics. With this now fully integrated with the MAHLE R&D world, we are looking forward to undertake projects across all BUs and excited to lead in new areas such as Mechatronics, embedded software and firmware development further added Mr. Kalra.
Not long ago India was not even appearing in the Top 10 automotive producers in the world; It is the speed that India climbed up the ranks is of particular importance to note and with increase in GDP India is poised to become the 3rd largest market by 2030.
MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. For decades, MAHLE components and systems have also been used on the worlds racetracks and off the roadin stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.
The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the widespread acceptance and worldwide introduction of e-mobility.
The plant will be geared to offer customised and world-class product solutions to customers in India. The company will deliver environment friendly solutions meeting the upcoming emission regulation norms and address the menace of Pollution, which is a concern in India.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The groups product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technologyboth for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the roadin stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.
In 2018, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 Billion with around 80,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major development centers in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, 6,000 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future. For further information please visit www.MAHLE.com