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Indian Automaker Mahindra Group Opens US Plant

Detroit, USA: Indian multinational automaker Mahindra Group recently announced plans to open an automotive manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, near Detroit.

The Mumbai-based automaker established itself in the US in the tractor business behind John Deere and Kubota, and in 2015 launched Mahindra-branded agricultural utility vehicles. According to executives, the automaker has been seeing 70 percent annual growth in a flat category.

The automaker is also India’s largest sports utility vehicle (SUV) maker, but it does not sell cars or SUVs in the US yet. It is also one of a few companies in the running to supply the US Post Office with a new vehicle for letter carriers. It opened a technical centre in Detroit in 2012, and expects to have up to 250 employees in Michigan.

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