Hero MotorCorp opens its global centre of innovation and technology in Jaipur

Hero MotorCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, inaugurated its global centre of innovation and technology (CIT) in Jaipur on Thursday.

Built with an investment of Rs850 crore, the CIT is a reinforcement of Hero’s commitment to innovate sustainable mobility solutions, for the world, in India. The sprawling facility houses the best global technologies in product design and development, testing and validation. It also boasts of world-class test-tracks within the campus. The 16 kilometre-long tracks have 45 different surfaces to simulate real world road conditions, both Indian and global. 

Home to over 500 automotive experts with global and regional expertise, the operations at CIT will be headed by Dr. Markus Braunsperger, chief technology officer. “The CIT is the new home of our R&D team and the commencement of operations here is a major milestone in our endeavour to ramp-up the product development competency to global standards at Hero,” said Braunsperger. “Within this facility we are establishing new work processes and enhancing our technical skills to global benchmarks.”

The CIT has advanced green technologies imbibed into its design, ensuring eco-friendly operations. The centre has been granted a platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) with a rating of 91 points, making it the highest rated facility among the manufacturing sector in India.