Mahindra USA Expands Operations in North AmericaAugust 22, 2012
Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, is adding its fourth North American assembly and distribution facility in Bloomsburg, PA. The new facility, celebrating its grand opening on August 28, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, will provide support and service to Mahindra’s northeast United States and eastern Canadian dealers and partners.
“The opening of this newest distribution center represents our strategic commitment to Mahindra dealers,” said Mani Iyer, President of Mahindra USA. “In a time of industry consolidation, we are actively expanding into new partnerships and growth opportunities to fuel our Rise in North America as one of the premier tractor companies.”
The Mahindra Northeast Authorized Distribution Center will be operated in partnership with Mahindra dealer, TPC Power Center. The center will have a positive impact on the Bloomsburg and surrounding area’s economy. Mahindra and TPC have converted an empty warehouse on five acres into a fully-functional 40,000 square foot facility that will employ up to 30 people in the operation as it moves into full production. Initially, the facility will assemble 200 Mahindra tractors per month with the capacity to produce 500 per month.
“Mahindra’s increasing investment in its North American operation, such as this new assembly and distribution facility, demonstrates our dedication to the success of our dealer partners and passion to serve our customers,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra USA. “We are boldly moving forward to expand our presence and position in the industry.”
In celebration of the grand opening of this facility, TPC owners will be joined by key executives representing Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive & Farm Sector, Mahindra USA, Mahindra Finance USA, Mitsubishi as well as area suppliers, partners and community leaders. Following a cultural tradition from India, the facility will be officially opened with the breaking of coconuts and lighting of lamps to mark the auspicious occasion. The Northeast Distribution Center is located at 20 Naus Way Drive, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
About Mahindra USA
Mahindra USA (MUSA) is part of the US $ 15.4 billion Mahindra Group’s Automotive and Farm Sector – the #1 selling tractor company in the world, based on volumes and the only tractor manufacturer in the world to win the industry’s top two quality awards – the Deming Application Prize and the Japan Quality Medal, care of Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers.
Houston, Texas based Mahindra USA (MUSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and began selling tractors in the USA in 1994. MUSA has since grown rapidly due to high customer satisfaction levels and strong customer referrals. Mahindra USA has three distribution points in the USA to help meet the needs of its customers and the growing demand for its products.
Mahindra’s professional-grade tractors range from 22 HP – 83HP – and include the revolutionary new Max series tractors. The Mahindra Max 22 and Max 25 are the first real tractors in the sub-compact market and feature true tractor performance and capabilities. The Mahindra Max 22 and Max 25 are joined by the industry’s first mid-compact tractor, the Mahindra Max 28 XL, which has compact tractor performance and versatility in a near compact tractor size. All Mahindra Tractors are built with heavy-duty components that allow them to outperform other tractors in their class and are designed to provide consumers with the ability to push more, pull more and lift more, so they can do more, in less time. To learn more about Mahindra USA’s Farm Equipment Sector, please visit www.mahindrausa.com.
About The Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.
A US $15.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.
In 2011, Mahindra was featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world.
In 2010, Mahindra was featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow.
Its flagship company Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is the only Indian automobile manufacturer to be featured in the Top 10 list of the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in India 2010, created by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.
For further information, please visit www.mahindra.com