Mahindra & Mahindra
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|Traded as||BSE: 500520
BSE SENSEX Constituent
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Key people||Anand Mahindra (MD)|
|Products||Automobiles, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers|
|Revenue||598.53 billion (US$10 billion) (2012)|
|Net income||31.26 billion (US$540 million) (2012)|
|Total assets||483.50 billion (US$8.3 billion) (2012)|
|Subsidiaries||Mahindra Two Wheelers limited|
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M) is an Indian multinational automobile manufacturing corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by production in the Republic of India. It is a part of Mahindra Group, an Indian conglomerate. The company was founded in 1945 in Ludhiana as Mahindra & Mohammed by brothers K.C. Mahindra and J.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed. After India gained independence and Pakistan was formed, Mohammed emigrated to Pakistan. The company changed its name to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948. It is ranked #21 in the list of top companies of India in Fortune India 500 in 2011.
Major competitors in the Indian market include Maruti Motors (a 60% owned subsidiary of Suzuki Motors from Japan), Tata Motors (fully owned by Tata Sons; Owner of British Jaguar Land Rover), Toyota, Mercedes-Benz (Merc) (Based in Poona, Maharastra in India; A subsidiary of Daimler AG from Germany) and others
Mahindra & Mahindra was set up as a steel trading company in 1945. It eventually saw business opportunity in expanding into manufacturing and selling larger MUVs, starting with assembly under licence of the Willys Jeep in India. Soon established as the Jeep manufacturers of India, the company later commenced upon the task of expanding itself, choosing to utillise the manufacturing industry of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and agricultural tractors. Today, Mahindra & Mahindra is a key game player in the utility vehicle manufacturing and branding sectors in the Indian automobile industry with its flagship UV Scorpio and swiftly exploits India's growing global market presence in both the automotive and farming industries to push its products in other countries.
Over the past few years, the company has taken interest in new industries and in foreign markets. They entered the two-wheeler industry by taking over Kinetic Motors in India. M&M also has controlling stake in REVA Electric Car Company and acquired South Korea's SsangYong Motor Company in 2011.
The US based Reputation Institute once ranked Mahindra amongst the top Ten Indian companies in its 'Global 200: The World's Best Corporate Reputations' list.
Mahindra & Mahindra, branded on its products usually as 'Mahindra', produces SUVs, saloon cars, pickups, commercial vehicles, and two wheeled motorcycles and tractors. It owns assembly plants in Mainland China (PRC)  and the United Kingdom, and has three assembly plants in the United States. Mahindra maintains business relations with foreign companies like Renault SA, France and Navistar International, USA.
M&M has a global presence and its products are exported to several countries. Its global subsidiaries include Mahindra Europe Srl. based in Italy, Mahindra USA Inc., Mahindra South Africa and Mahindra (China) Tractor Co. Ltd.
Mahindra started making passenger vehicles firstly with the Logan in April 2007 under the Mahindra Renault joint venture. M&M will make its maiden entry into the heavy trucks segment with Mahindra Navistar, the joint venture with International Truck, USA.
Mahindra produces a wide range of vehicles including MUVs, LCVs and three wheelers. It manufactures over 20 models of cars including larger, multi-utility vehicles like the Scorpio and the Bolero. It formerly had a joint venture with Ford called Ford India Private Limited to build passenger cars.
At the 2008 Delhi Auto Show, Mahindra executives said the company is pursuing an aggressive product expansion program that would see the launch of several new platforms and vehicles over the next three years, including an entry-level SUV designed to seat five passengers and powered by a small turbodiesel engine. True to their word, Mahindra & Mahindra launched the Mahindra Xylo in January 2009, and as of June 2009, the Xylo has sold over 15000 units.
Also in early 2008, Mahindra commenced its first overseas CKD operations with the launch of the Mahindra Scorpio in Egypt, in partnership with the Bavarian Auto Group. This was soon followed by assembly facilities in Brazil. Vehicles assembled at the plant in Bramont, Manaus, include Scorpio Pik Ups in single and double cab pick-up body styles as well as SUVs.
Mahindra planned to sell the diesel SUVs and pickup trucks starting in late 2010 in North America through an independent distributor, Global Vehicles USA, based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Mahindra announced it will import pickup trucks from India in knockdown kit (CKD) form to circumvent the Chicken tax. CKDs are complete vehicles that will be assembled in the U.S. from kits of parts shipped in crates. On 18 October 2010, however, it was reported that Mahindra had indefinitely delayed the launch of vehicles into the North American market, citing legal issues between it and Global Vehicles after Mahindra retracted its contract with Global Vehicles earlier in 2010, due to a decision to sell the vehicles directly to consumers instead of through Global Vehicles. However, a November 2010 report quoted John Perez, the CEO of Global Vehicles USA, as estimating that he expects Mahindra’s small diesel pickups to go on sale in the U.S. by spring 2011, although legal complications remain, and Perez, while hopeful, admits that arbitration could take more than a year. Later reports suggest that the delays may be due to an Mahindra scrapping the original model of the truck and replacing it with an upgraded one before selling them to Americans In June 2012, a mass tort lawsuit was filed against Mahindra by its American dealers, alleging the company of conspiracy and fraud.
Mahindra has launched its relatively heavily publicised SUV, XUV 500, code named as W201 in September 2011. The new SUV by Mahindra has been designed in-house and it is developed on the first global SUV platform that could be used for developing more SUVs. In India, the new Mahindra XUV 500 comes in a price range between Rs 11.40 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Besides India, the company also targets Europe, Africa, Australia and Latin America for this model. Mahindra President Mr Pawan Goenka stated that the company plans to launch six new models this fiscal. The company launched CNG version of its mini truck Maxximo on 29 June 2012. A new version of Verito in diesel and petrol options was launched by the company on 26 July 2012 to compete with Maruti's Dzire and Toyota Kirloskar Motor's Etios.
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The company has built and assembled military vehicles, commencing in 1947 with the importation of the Willys Jeep for use in World War II. Its line of military vehicles include the Axe. It also maintains a joint venture with BAE Systems, Defence Land Systems India.
Mahindra & Mahindra entered the energy sector in 2002, in response to growing demands for increased electric power in India.
Since then, more than 150,000 Mahindra Powerol engines and diesel generator sets (gensets) have been installed in India, offering standard proper quality power, as do most larger companies, in areas with arguably less relliable grid electricity. The inverters, batteries, and gensets are manufactured at three facilities in Poona (Maharastra), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and Delhi; and 160 service points across India offer 24-7 support to most key markets. Powerol is present in countries across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia—and expanding into the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Mahindra Powerol's energy services consist mostly of power leasing and telecom infrastructure management. In 2006, it became a major market leader in the telecom segment (and in 2011, its market share passed 45 percent). In 2007, it won the Frost and Sullivan "Voice of the Customer" award for best practices in telecom.
Mahindra Cleantech Ltd specialises in eco-friendly, or 'green' power. In response to growing acceptance of Solar Power, it formed a subsidiary, Mahindra Solar, in 2010 to offer a range of solar solutions, both off grid and on grid, alongside Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC).
Mahindra EPC is the Engineering Procurement & Construction arm of the Mahindra group. A portfolio company under the Cleantech arm of Mahindra Partners, they offer solar solutions spanning On-Grid solutions, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and Off-Grid Product solutions. The company commenced its operations in the year 2011 and has successfully commissioned over 60 MW worth of Solar PV projects.
Meanwhile, its off-grid products include power packs and rooftop setups for business organisations and public institutions alongside rural electrification through lanterns and home and street lighting systems. The company works closely with Mahindra’s farm equipment division to offer lighting products to some of the more rural areas in India. It also works with Mahindra Powerol to offer solar power backup to telecom sites in India. In 2011, Mahindra Solar received a CRISIL rating of SP1A in 2011, the highest rating for any solar photovaltaic off-grid company.
Mahindra began manufacturing tractors for the Indian market sometime during the early '60s. Today, it is one of the top three tractor companies in the world with annual sales totaling more than 150,000 tractors. It has expanded its product-line to include farm-support services via Mahindra AppliTrac (farm mechanisation products), Mahindra ShubhLabh (seeds, crop protection, and market linkages and distribution), and the Samriddhi Initiative (farm counselling and information services).
Mahindra & Mahindra’s farm equipment division (Mahindra Tractors) is one of the largest tractor companies in the world, with more than 1,000 dealers servicing more than 1.45 million customers. Mahindra tractors are available in 40 countries, including India, the United States, China, Australia, New Zealand, Africa (Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Gambia, Angola, Sudan, Ghana, and Morocco), Latin America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Central America, and the Caribbean), South Asia (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal), the Middle East (Iran and Syria) and Eastern Europe (Serbia, Turkey, and Macedonia. In the 2010-11 Mahindra entered in Micro dripp irrigation with the takeover of Epc Industrie Ltd, Nashik. Mahindra Tractors manufactures its products at four plants in India, two in Mainland China, three in the United States, and one in Australia. It has three major subsidiaries: Mahindra USA, Mahindra (China) Tractor Company, and Mahindra Yueda (Yancheng) Tractor Company (a joint venture with the Jiangsu Yueda Group).
The company has garnered the highest customer satisfaction index (CSI) in the industry at 88 percent. In its 2009 survey of Asia’s 200 most admired and innovative companies, the Wall Street Journal named Mahindra & Mahindra one of the 10 most innovative Indian companies. It earned a 2008 Golden Peacock Award in the Innovative Product/Services category for its in-house development of a load-car. In 2007, Mahindra & Mahindra won the Deming Application Prize and the Japan Quality Medal for Total Quality Management excellence in entire business operations.
In addition to tractors, Mahindra sells other farm equipment.
- Mahindra MM540DP
- Mahindra MM550DP
- Mahindra Armada
- Mahindra Commander
- Mahindra Marshal
- Mahindra Major
- Mahindra Legend
- Mahindra Thar
- Mahindra Invader
- Mahindra Bolero
- Mahindra Xylo
- Mahindra Scorpio (Mahindra Goa in Europe)
- Mahindra Verito
- Mahindra XUV500
- Mahindra Rexton
- Mahindra Rodeo RZ
- Mahindra Duro DZ
- Bombay Chamber Good Corporate Citizen Award for 2006-07 
- Businessworld FICCI-SEDF Corporate Social Responsibility Award – 2007
- The Brand Trust Report ranked M&M as India's 68th Most Trusted Brand in 2011 (from 16000 brands analyzed) and 66th Most Trusted Brand in 2012 (from 17000 brands analyzed) 
- Deming Prize 
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