BRP-Rotax to open innovation center in Austria

BRP’s affiliate BRP-Rotax GmbH and the Austria government will build an advanced research center for the development of new engine technologies, according to Marketwire.

The project represents a total investment of $11.79 million. BRP will cover 75 percent of the costs with the Austrian government covering 24.5 percent and the Wels-Land district government covering 0.5 percent.

BRP President and CEO Jose Boisjoli said this investment reiterates BRP’s “global leadership position.”

“The RIC will work closely with BRP’s advanced technology and design and innovation centers in Canada to develop synergies between Europe and North America and better support BRP’s global needs,” Boisjoli said.

Josef Fuerlinger, a BRP-Rotax employee since 1990, has been appointed general manager of the RIC.

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