Innovation is the key factor to create competitive advantage. This assumption is one of the laws of our world, the automotive world. Moreover, if generally it is the car maker to drive the evolution of systems and components, anticipating its needs thanks to research and development activities can grant a crucial advantage on the market and improve both production policies and product strategies.
Magneti Marelli has created, within its own organization, Research & Development departments capable of optimising the scientific requirements of the Business Units’ sectors of activity. Mechanics, Hydraulics, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Vehicle dynamics, Acoustics, Optics, Electronics, Automation, Information Technology, Chemistry, Science of Materials and Ergonomics are the research areas present in and widely covered by Magneti Marelli’s internal resources.
Moreover, approximately 20% of the activities is covered by cooperation agreements with Universities and Excellence Centres. Through these cooperation agreements, Magneti Marelli can put the Basic Research of the academic activity to work for Corporate Innovation. In addition, the resources to be integrated within the company can be identified and trained.