19 September 2012

India’s Mahindra Group Opens New Technical Center in Troy, Michigan

Mumbai, India – 19 September 2012 - Mahindra inaugurated its new Technical Center in Troy, Michigan today. This facility is the company’s first technical center in USA and will leverage Michigan’s large automotive talent pool to provide design and consulting services for Mahindra’s automotive customers in the region. This new facility will initially employ 25 engineers and has been designed to accommodate double that number in the future. 

“This new Technology Center will serve as a base for Mahindra to address the engineering demand for our automotive & farm engineering requirements together with our Global Development Center in India. We will now be able to offer 24x7 engineering services to our global customers. The Troy Center is the latest addition to our ‘neural network’ of innovation which also comprises of our other research facilities in India, US, China and Korea,” said Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive —Technology, Product Development and Sourcing, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra Group. 

“The inauguration of our new Troy Technical Centre is a proud moment for us as we are now present in one of the world’s leading automotive hubs. This is our first Technical Center in USA and it will enable us to leverage local R&D talent to deliver innovative solutions to our customers in the region. We also plan to scale up the Center in due course and will establish a dedicated recruiting department in the US office to meet this goal. We currently have a workforce of about 100 in North America with over 60% comprising US nationals hired locally. Hence, wherever we are located, our priority is to contribute to the local community and economy,” said Prashant Kamat, CEO Mahindra Engineering. 

“Mahindra is a global provider for automotive engineering services, and we are thrilled with the company’s decision to locate its first North American technical center and new jobs in Troy,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. 

“Our number one goal is to help new and existing businesses locate, grow and expand within the City of Troy,” Troy City Manager, Mike Culpepper said. “We are delighted that Mahindra has chosen Troy as the location for its first Technical Center outside India. This is testimony to the fact that Troy is Michigan’s top location for Automotive Research and Development facilities due to the presence of local talent, our business friendly policies, and proximity to important markets in the northeastern United States.” 

The Mahindra Group has had a long and enduring presence in North America with businesses ranging from IT to tractors and aerospace. Houston, Texas based Mahindra USA (MUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., began selling tractors in the USA in 1994. The Mahindra Group’s Information Technology Sector operates in the Americas with three companies – Mahindra Satyam, Tech Mahindra and Bristlecone. 

A USD 15.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries. 

Source: Mahindra Group