Mahindra to open 4,00,000 sq.ft. assembly plant in Detroit


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Mahindra is planning to set up a new assembly plant in Detroit, making it the first Indian manufacturer to set up such a facility in the U.S. The company is expected to make an announcement regarding the same during a press conference scheduled for November 20, 2017.

The 4,00,000 sq.ft. facility is expected to come up on Rex Road in Auburn Hills. It will be the first new automobile plant in the region for 25 years. 

According to a report published in July 2017, Mahindra has invested US$ 1.5 billion to set up a new manufacturing plant in Detroit. The new facility is expected to employ 3,000 people and expected to generate US$ 2.5 billion in revenue. According to media reports, the company plans to build off-road utility vehicles at the new facility.

Mahindra's technical centre and North American headquarters is situated in Troy, Michigan. The company also has a 2,50,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Pontiac.

Mahindra has been trying to enter the U.S. passenger car market for a long time now. While the company has a large distributor base for tractors in the country, it has not launched a passenger car yet. Recently, it bagged a prototype contract for US Postal Service delivery vehicles.

Source: Automotive News

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