Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has
inaugurated its new Technical Center in Troy, Michigan. 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.
Present on this occasion were Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive
—Technology, Product Development and Sourcing, Automotive & Farm
Equipment Sectors, Mahindra Group, India who inaugurated the facility
along with Michael Finney, President & CEO, Michigan Economic
Development Corporation, Janice Daniels, Mayor, City of Troy and
Prashant Kamat, CEO, Mahindra Engineering, India.
“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.
“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 60pc comprising US nationals hired locally.
Hence, wherever we are located, our priority is to contribute to the
local community and economy,” said Prashant Kamat. “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 investment shows our highly competitive business climate
and tremendous workforce capabilities mean real opportunities for
“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.
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