The Knorr-Bremse Technology Centre India (TCI) located in Pune has been expanded for increased capacity to cover both rail and commercial vehicle sectors.
The company has recently inaugurated a new building complex at the cross-divisional TCI development centre, where some 1,300 experts will work on developing innovative transport technologies. Key areas include mechanical engineering, hardware and software, IT and simulations.
“The expansion of our Technology Center India is a very important investment for Knorr-Bremse. We want to drive growth through our Rail and Truck divisions – both in India, as an emerging mobility market, and in other key markets. As a global development centre, the expanded TCI will play a central role in enhancing our business and creating pioneering transportation technologies,” Marc Llistosella, CEO of Knorr-Bremse AG, said.
Knorr-Bremse Technology Center India provides a broad range of R&D, engineering and IT services to the group’s sites worldwide, making it one of its key innovation hubs.
The latest building project, representing an investment in the upper single-digit million-euro range, is also intended to further strengthen Knorr-Bremse’s position on the Indian market.
The extended complex is located near the existing TCI development centre, which was founded in 2012 and employs more than 800 people in the heart of Pune’s modern Hinjewadi suburb. Thanks to intensive planning and rapid implementation, the new construction project, launched in May 2023, was completed in several months.
In the future, some 1,300 experts will work at the centre on product development, engineering, hardware and software, IT, simulations and virtual testing. They will play an important role in driving forward the group’s core innovation and development activities in key areas such as next-generation train and truck braking systems.
The new complex conforms to Green Building standards, and its energy-saving design will contribute to the site’s climate neutrality, achieveng Knorr-Bremse’s Climate Strategy 2030. In line with the Paris Climate Accord, key strategic targets include reducing the group’s production-related carbon emissions by 75% compared with baseline year 2018. Among other efficiency-enhancing measures, a large proportion of the new site’s energy requirements will be covered by solar power generated by roof-mounted panels.