Mando opens new R&D centre in Europe
Mando has officially opened a new R&D centre in Frankfurt, Germany joined by representatives from global automakers including Hyundai, Ford, BMW, and Volkswagen.
The Korean supplier has operated an R&D center in Frankfurt since 2010 and the newly-built, 12,000 square metre facility, equipped with test facilities, will employ 120 people.
Mando said its European R&D "plays a pivotal role in development of innovative, future car technologies including autonomous driving, electric vehicles, and advanced chassis products".
Headed by Feigel Hans-Joerberg, the new centre is working on such advanced technology as integrated dynamic brakes (IDB).
Mando said it would continue to "expand customer-focused global R&D investments in order to secure core technology for future automobiles and solidify its position as a leading supplier in the global automotive market".