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Monday, August 3, 2020 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Engineering and Research Centre (EARC) in Pune, India, its first research and development facility outside Germany.

"The EARC in Pune is now our second-largest development site after Friedrichshafen. We benefit in many ways from the location in India: better influence on one of the growth markets, more resources and competencies in the development area and a more diverse corporate culture," said Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. "With the development centre, we are not only demonstrating our presence in the Indian market, but with the support of our Indian colleagues we are also strengthening our core business and development in Germany".

"Over the past ten years, the research and development centre in Pune has developed continuously. Today, it is an indispensable building block of our development. Through regular expatriate assignments, intensive communication and exchange, we have brought the different cultures closer together," said Martin Teigeler, Head of Development, Power Systems. "The development of the EARC goes so far that we are now handing over our entire MTU Series 1600 to India with full product responsibility."

The transfer of the Series 1600 from Germany to India has been taking place since 2018 through a joint venture with Pune-based engine manufacturer Force Motors.

Since its inception, the Power Systems’ Engineering and Research Centre has contributed to several significant global R&D projects including the development of environmentally friendly engines and Rolls-Royce’s first-ever high-speed gas mobile engine for commercial marine.

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