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Mahindra opens new HQ and manufacturing facility in Detroit

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Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) has inaugurated a new North American HQ and manufacturing operation – the first new OEM facility in Southeast Michigan in over 25 years.

The company said that the expansion is part of a $230 million investment in Southeast Michigan that also includes a recently-opened warehouse and logistics operation in Pontiac and an existing prototype operation in Troy. In total, Mahindra has grown to 400,000 sq. ft. across three Detroit area facilities.

Over the past 18 months, MANA has 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.

The new facility will produce an off-highway vehicle named Roxor, which is expected to extend Mahindra’s share in this growing segment. Designed and engineered by MANA, the vehicle promises to be unlike anything currently on the market.

Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Automotive Division EVP Rajan Wadhera and MANA President and CEO, Rick Haas participated in the facility inauguration along with Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and Members of Congress Brenda Lawrence and Dave Trott. The event was also attended by elected officials, business leaders and Mahindra employees.

“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,” said Anand Mahindra. “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.”

Mahindra currently sells GenZe electric scooters, Tractors and ATVs in the United States.

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