TO DAKAR 2018
CIT, JAIPUR - THE HOME OF HERO MOTOSPORTS
The Hero Global Centre of Innovation and Technology, popularly known as “CIT”, is the birthplace and the Home of Hero MotoSports. It was at CIT, under the patronage of Dr. Markus Braunsperger, CTO, Hero MotoCorp, where the idea of MotoSports first germinated in 2016. At present, the CIT serves as the headquarters of Hero MotoSports and houses all the management functions and the engineering support for MotoSports. Besides the Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the CIT also serves as the incubation and training unit for developing in-house racing talent from within and outside the Hero MotoCorp group.
The sprawling campus of CIT, apart from boasting of a world-class infrastructure, is also a one-of-its-kind facility, housing all aspects of Research and Development under one roof: including self-sufficient facilities for New Product Design, Prototype manufacturing, Testing and Validation. The CIT also boasts of world-class test-tracks; within the campus that are used for testing new products as well as for race training. The 16 kilometre-long tracks have 45 different surfaces to simulate real world road conditions, both Indian and global, including off-road test tracks.
Rich in diversity, the CIT brings together a multi-national group of over 600 automotive experts, world class infrastructure and talent pool, creating an environment of engineering excellence to 'Innovate in India', not just for the country but for the world.
True to Hero’s commitment to creating a sustainable future, the CIT has advanced green technologies imbibed into its design, ensuring eco-friendly operations. Testament of these efforts is the Platinum rating granted to the Centre by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) with a rating of 91 points, making it the highest rated facility among the manufacturing sector in India. Designed by international Architects & Design consortium, the CIT maintains HMCL’s highest ecological standards.