R&D lab for TBR devel­op­ment

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Miche­lin In­dia has com­mis­sioned a R&D lab at Mane­sar in an ef­fort to carve out a larger pie of the grow­ing TBR mar­ket. The lab is sit­u­ated on a land par­cel of 300 sq.m., and will pro­vide tech­ni­cal sup­port to the com­pany’s man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties at Chen­nai. The R&D lab will also sup­port ac­tic­i­ties at Thai­land and China. With an an­nual re­search and devel­op­ment bud­get of over Euro 700 mil­lion, Miche­lin has de­ployed over 6,000 em­ploy­ees en­gaged di­rectly in process engi­neer­ing and R&D. To work closely with other such cen­tres at Europe, Asia and North Amer­ica, the R&D lab at Mane­sar will of­fer cru­cial sup­port to Miche­lin tech­nol­ogy cen­tre at Gur­gaon. To spe­cialise in ma­te­rial re­search ac­cord­ing to Philippe Verneuil, Pres­i­dent, Miche­lin Africa, In­dia and Mid­dle East, the new lab will help the com­pany make ro­bust and fuel ef­fi­cient TBRs. Serge Gode­froid, MD, Miche­lin In­dia tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, in­formed that the tech­ni­cal ex­perts at the new cen­ter have un­der­gone in­tense train­ing at Miche­lin’s French and US fa­cilites be­fore be­ing de­ployed in In­dia.

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