Momentive opens new R&D centre in Bangalore, India

Momentive opens new R&D centre in Bangalore, India

4:31 AM, 2nd November 2012
Momentive opens new R&D centre in Bangalore, India

BANGALORE, INDIA: Momentive Performance Materials and Momentive Speciality Chemicals, subsidiaries of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, have opened a new Global Research and Development Centre and business headquarters for India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) region in Bangalore, India.

The new facility is located on a two-acre plot in the west of Bangalore’s ‘Electronic City’ and will initially house around 100 associates. Research scientists based at the facility will work on new global technology platforms and product development for new and existing applications in diverse industry segments, including: personal care, energy, healthcare, electronics, automotive, and construction. As Momentive’s regional headquarters, the facility will house its commercial, business support, business process and information technology functions. The Bangalore facility will be a key addition to Momentive’s global network of research and development centres located in strategic regions to drive innovation for customers.

“This new Global Research Centre and regional headquarters represents an important step in our continuing investment in India and demonstrates our commitment to customers in the region and all over the world. India’s world class technical talent, growing demand for new applications enabled by our products, and strong growth opportunities combine to make this an excellent location to fuel and support our growth plans,” said John Dandolph, President, Silicones and Quartz Division, Momentive Performance Materials.

“Momentive currently has its regional headquarters in Bangalore and a world class manufacturing operation in Chennai. The IMEA region represents one of the fast-growing regions for Momentive, and is projected to be a key growth area for the company in the future,” added Dandolph.

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