Technology is at the heart of our success
Integral to our heritage, research and development has been instrumental in driving innovative transformation across our business. With a continued belief in collaborative partnerships, our technological commitment has helped to pioneer innovative solutions that deliver heightened performance and respond to the changing needs of our consumers. Our ever-growing presence in 90 counties across the globe, and significant investment in our research infrastructure and talent network, mean that we are ready for the world of tomorrow today and can continue to improve the efficiency and quality of our products.
Protecting the environment
We have a firm understanding of the potential impact our products can have on the environment. Our technological research has enabled us to pioneer high performance lubricants that are dedicated to emission reduction. Importantly, our focus is not solely on the environmental effects caused by the use of our products, but also on the impact of the manufacturing process. That is why we have pledged to spend 75 per cent of our R&D from this year onwards towards CO2 reduction. Through an exploration of our operating practices and new research, we have been able to significantly reduce the impact of production, while continuing to produce optimum fluids for future applications.
We firmly believe that a clear understanding of our consumers is paramount if we are to provide the best solutions to meet their challenges. Our R&T centres across the globe are a physical manifestation of our commitment to this belief. These satellite facilities are located across five different continents, each with its own technological focus, and are designed to support the needs of individual markets. At the core, our new Global Research and Technology Centre in Turin epitomises our commitment to technological innovation, providing a centralised hub for our international operations.
Innovative products & services
Our products have a proven track record across a range of applications and environments. From engine performance to car care, our products consistently help our consumers operate at the highest level. Building on this foundation, the development of our Fluid Technology Solutions (FTS) programme has helped to maximise productivity for our customers, with value added products and services that are global, yet targeted to specific needs. Through detailed user and market research, analysis of legislative requirements and collaboration between engineers and scientists, we have created a unique approach that delivers the right fluid to the right user.
Track to road engineering
Nothing is as great a testament to our products as their performance at the highest levels and in the harshest conditions. Our longstanding relationships with Formula 1, MotoGP and the Dakar Rally have redefined our standards of success and maximised the synergy between engine and product. Together we have made history, with Mercedes-Benz crowned Formula 1 Constructors’ Champion for the last eight consecutive years. We ensure that all the lessons learned on the track are applied to daily life, to guarantee the best possible performance for our customers.
The people behind the technology
At the forefront of our industry, our multitalented team of technical experts form the backbone of all innovative change. Working across the globe, our network is made up of over 200 scientists, technical professionals and engineers who are internationally recognised specialists in their fields. We are committed, as an organisation, to our employment value proposition and heavily invest in the development of our talent. By creating a stimulating and progressive work environment, we are able to influence industry trends and adopt a proactive approach to our development.