Faurecia opens emissions control R&D centre in Bangalore

Engineering solutions and automotive components provider Faurecia inaugurated its TechCenter for emissions control technologies in Bangalore.
The TechCenter is designed to accommodate around 200 of automotive engineers and will support the global engineering teams in design and validation of emissions control systems for programs in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. The TechCenter is spread over 30,000 sq. ft and has a capacity to accommodate up to 360 engineers.
The new R&D centre adds to the three existing FECT (Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies) plants in Pune, Chennai and Bangalore producing hot and cold parts of exhaust systems for Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Tata and Cummins.
Speaking on the occasion, Christophe Schmitt, Executive Vice President, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies said, “India has emerged as a very important market for Faurecia and we are investing in India rapidly so as to introduce the latest emissions control technologies over the next five years in the view of adapting our products to the evolving Indian legislations i.e. Bharat-IV and Bharat-V.”
Luc Herbin, Vice President, R&D, FECT said, “The Bangalore TechCenter is a fully-owned subsidiary of Faurecia and an R&D centre for Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies. The centre reports into the global R&D management team in the headquarters and hence is an instrumental part of our global R&D and engineering footprint.”
Mahmood Ashraf, R&D Head, Bangalore TechCentre said, “The Bangalore TechCenter has seen accelerated growth over the years and is positioned as a strategic asset supporting our global emissions control engineering operations. The Bangalore TechCenter supports engineering, global sourcing, engineering systems and IT activities.”
Faurecia in IndiaKey figures• 1,800 employees• 8 sites including 2 R&D centres• 700 R&D engineersPlants• Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies: Bangalore, Chennai, and Pune• Faurecia Automotive Seating: Pune, Manesar, and Bangalore• Faurecia Interior Systems: ChennaiTechCenter• Pune: FIS, FAS, FAE• Bangalore: FECT

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