Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
(M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth
(50 lakh) vehicle from the company’s automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The
company’s legendary 4x4 off-roader, the Mahindra Thar, was rolled out as the 5
millionth vehicle. This was stated in a press release issued by the company.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive
Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. did the honours at a ceremony attended
by workers, union representatives and other officials. Mahindra's Auto Sector
achieved the 4 million (40 lakh) vehicle production milestone in 2012 and has
surpassed this figure to reach the 5 million (50 lakh) mark in just 2 years.
This milestone is the result of combined vehicle production from the company’s
six automotive plants, namely Chakan, Nasik, Haridwar, Zaheerabad, Kandivali
and its engine plant in Igatpuri.
Acknowledging the milestone,
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, “This rollout of our 5
millionth vehicle marks an important milestone in our automotive journey over
the past seven decades. It is also a reflection of the commitment and can-do
spirit of our people who continually strive to raise their game while producing
world class vehicles”.
Dr. Goenka said, “Today marks
a momentous and landmark day in the history of Mahindra’s Automotive Division.
There are few companies which can identify as closely with India's destiny and
industrial progress as Mahindra can. In our evolving journey to becoming
India’s leading SUV manufacturer, we have pushed the boundaries and taken on
new challenges at every step. I dedicate this achievement to each and every
member of the Mahindra family.”
Pravin Shah, Chief Executive,
Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said “This milestone
signifies the relentless effort put in by the Mahindra family and today I would
like to congratulate each one of them. Our plants have been at the epicentre of
our sustained growth through the years and bear testimony to the manufacturing
excellence which we have developed. With the commitment of one and all, I am
sure that this milestone will be a stepping stone to many more accolades in our
Mahindra’s Automotive Sector is today a full-range
player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry from
commercial vehicles (3 wheelers / light commercial vehicles and heavy
commercial vehicles), utility vehicles, sports utility vehicles (from entry
level to premium SUVs), sedans and electric vehicles.
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