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In Troy, MI, Mahindra opened its first new Technical Center outside of India. Designed to leverage Michigan’s large automotive talent pool to provide design and consulting services, Mahindra tapped the region in order to service its automotive customers. This new facility will initially employ 25 engineers and has been designed to accommodate double that number in the future.
Mahindra Engineering is a global engineering service provider to the automotive, aerospace, defense, and manufacturing industries. Founded in 2003, Mahindra Engineering today has over 1,350 engineers working on multi-disciplinary projects in engineering and product development. Headquartered in Pune, India, the company has offices in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and China.
“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.
“This new Technology Center will serve as a base for Mahindra to address the engineering demand for our automotive and farm engineering requirements together with our Global Development Center in India. We will now be able to offer 24×7 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. We also plan to scale up the Center in due course and will establish a dedicated recruiting department in the U.S. office to meet this goal. We currently have a workforce of about 100 in North America with over 60% comprising U.S. 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.
Troy City Manager Mike Culpepper added, “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.”
Houston, TX-based Mahindra USA (MUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., began selling tractors in the USA in 1994. MUSA has since grown rapidly; the company has three distribution points in the USA to help meet the needs of its customers and the growing demand for its products.