Indian automobile giant Mahindra on Monday opened its new manufacturing plant in the world’s car capital Detroit. Which makes it the first automotive production facility in 25 years in this part of the world. It was opened by Mahindra’s US branch MANA with an initial investment of $230 million. Initially the new plant will create 250 new jobs in the US and scope of many to follow.
Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley at the Mahindra automotive plant launch event in Detroit metropolitan area, said :
“It is pretty rare and extraordinary occasion and you are an important and vital part of the resurgence of Detroit,” to Mahindra employees and top officials including its head Anand Mahindra.
Mr. Anand Mahindra at Launch
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.
And 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.
MANA President and CEO Rick Haas
This expansion represents a milestone for us and for Michigan,” said Haas. “We started this operation with seven people four years ago — to be crossing the 250 mark is a testament to the hard work of our employees and what this region has to offer in terms of top automotive talent.
Who is MANA
Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) is company’s North American automotive headquarters. In addition to leading all North America activity, MANA is a comprehensive automotive design, engineering and vehicle development center. Established in 2013 and located in Troy, Michigan, MANA’s team of veteran executives, engineers and designers working with affiliate Mahindra automotive teams in India, Korea and Italy, is playing a key role in growing Mahindra’s global automotive business.
The investment of $230 million also includes a recently-opened warehouse and logistics operation in Pontiac and an existing prototype operation in Troy. In total, The company has grown to 400,000 sq. ft. across three Detroit area facilities. Over the past 18 months, MANA will have tripled its workforce to 250. By 2020, additional planned projects will result in 400 more jobs and another $600 million in local investment over that same period. In addition, MANA will continue to provide Metro Detroit-based engineering support for new vehicle platform development for India and global markets.
And what About ROXOR
In early January 2018, the new facility will produce an off-highway vehicle ROXOR. Which will extend Company’s current position in this growing segment. Designed and engineered by MANA, the vehicle promises to be unlike anything currently on the market. At the event MANA President and CEO Rick Haas putting high hopes on it said. “We think it is going to change that category.”
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