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In partnership with Manipal Hospitals, ACT Grants, and Columbia Asia Hospitals, MBRDI has set up vaccination camps for employees and their dependants in Bengaluru and Pune, which will allow for over 20,000 inoculations in the coming weeks

To donate over 2,000 Covid-19 vaccination doses for the frontline workforce across the country in collaboration with ACT Grants

Bangalore, NFAPost: Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI), in partnership with medical institutions in Bengaluru and Pune, has commenced its all-expenses paid vaccination drive for over 6,000 employees and their dependents.

Being held in a phased manner, in a zero-compromise approach, following all prescribed Covid-19 appropriate behaviours, the drive will help more than 20,000 recipients receive their doses of the prescribed vaccines.

Speaking on the drive, MBRDI Managing Director and CEO Manu Saale said the organisation is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of employees and their family members and this vaccination drive is yet another step in that direction.

Controlled environment

“An uncompromised, robust preparation in holding these drives on company premises, adhering to all guidelines, means we do all in our capacity to offer a safe and controlled environment to the beneficiaries. We are thankful to the partner medical institutions for joining us in this endeavour,” said Manu Saale.

Manu Saale further added it is encouraging to see the kind of reception the first leg of this drive has received internally and is proud of the rousing solidarity of the teams and colleagues have demonstrated in fighting the pandemic, together. “Furthermore, it is our endeavour that people beyond the MBRDI family are able to receive the vaccinations and our efforts are on in reaching out to them,” said Manu Saale.

MBRDI has partnered with Manipal Hospitals, ACT Grants, and Columbia Asia Hospitals across Bengaluru and Pune for the vaccination drive. To ensure maximum people have access to the Covid-19 vaccination, for each inoculation for its employees or their dependents, MBRDI with its collaboration with ACT Grants will donate one for an external beneficiary from the frontline workforce.

Captive unit

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) headquartered in Bengaluru was founded in 1996 as a captive unit to support Daimler’s research, IT, and product development activities. MBRDI focus on topics ranging from computer-aided design and simulations (CAD, CAE) for powertrain, chassis, and exteriors to embedded systems, telematics and developing various IT applications and tools.

The satellite office in Pune specialises in interior component designs and IT engineering. The establishment of MBRDI is in line with the Daimler group’s ambition to attract the world’s best engineering talent and form a global footprint for its R&D and IT competencies.

MBRDI also aims to partner closely with suppliers in India for its activities in product development and IT services. It is now one of the largest global development centres outside Germany, employing more than 5000 skilled engineers; and has established itself as a valuable partner to all business units and brands of Daimler worldwide.

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