Indian multination automaker, Mahindra and Mahindra said in a statement on Thursday that they are planning to open a firm in Flint, Michigan, to manufacture vehicles, which includes mail delivery trucks for the U.S. market. This move could create employment opportunities up to 2,000 jobs. Mahindra already manufactures its off-road Roxor car at its production facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which is running at its full capacity.
Mahindra said in a statement “A significant facility expansion is envisioned to support manufacturing and assembly of new products for the U.S. market.” The production of the automaker’s mail delivery trucks is reliant on Mahindra acquiring the United States Postal Service’s ‘next-generation delivery vehicle’ agreement, which will be declared later this year and has four different contenders, the company announced.
In addition to that, the brand said they are also in talks with various other states that consists of suitable sites for opening an automobile plant, and their conclusion could be inspired in part by the financial benefits that Michigan will produce. Rick Haas, chief executive officer of Mahindra Automotive North America, mentioned in a statement “While we’re keeping our options open, we think the former Buick City site in Flint would be a great fit for us. It’s close to our current facility, which improves overall enterprise efficiency.”
Moreover, Mahindra will be discontinuing automobile production for a few days in various plants in the ongoing quarter to adjust production with demand.