Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA), a subsidiary of Mahindra Group, has opened a new North American HQ and manufacturing operation in Southeast Michigan which is the first new OEM facility in over 25 years. The $230 million investment in Southeast Michigan includes a recently opened warehouse and logistics operations in Pontiac and an existing prototype operation in Troy. In the three Detroit area facilities Mahindra has grown to 400,000 square feet and over the past 18 months MANA will triple its workforce to 250 employees. Additional planned projects of MANA will result in 400 more jobs and predicted $600 million in local investment by 2020. MANA will also continue to provide Metro Detroit-based engineering support for new vehicle platform development for India and also the rest of the world. This facility is set to produce an off- highway vehicle which will extend Mahindra’s current positioning the growing segment
According to Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra:
“This is an exciting day for Mahindra, our terrific employees and Detroit. I couldn’t be prouder to be here to help open this new facility today. This building opening represents our company’s growing presence in North America and locally in the Metro Detroit area where we have tripled our workforce during the past 18 months. We are committed to growing the Mahindra brand in North America and Michigan.”
Named one of the five vehicle manufacturers selected by the United State Postal Service (USPS) to produce prototype delivery trucks for testing and evaluation, Mahindra are committed to grow in the North American market.
About THE MAHINDRA GROUP
A $19 billion federation of companies that enable people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities, Mahindra group has had a leading role in utility vehicles, IT, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is also the world’s largest tractor company comparing by volume. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs more than 200000 people across 100 different countries around the globe.