Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers was set up in 2007 to push our technology to the edge. We designed and built a greenfield facility at Chakan, near Pune, Maharashtra, to integrate the best in technology, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and operational excellence. Spread across 700 acres and planted with approximately 10,000 trees, Chakan offers a flexible and eco-friendly manufacturing layout for multiple Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs), sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and commercial vehicles that allows us to respond rapidly to changing customer needs.
With a current capacity of 3.2 million vehicles per year and a future-ready expandable module setup, we have the flexibility to constantly innovate and adapt to changes in market demand or customer requirements. We currently manufacture Mahindra & Mahindra’s entire medium and heavy commercial vehicle range from the 0.75 ton Maxximo to the 49 ton Mahindra Navistar truck. The new Global SUV and Pik-Up range will also be manufactured here.
Our staff of over 2,000 is highly trained in the fields of mechanical, electronic, civil and electric engineering as well as paint technology. We partner with two regional tribal Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to facilitate a match between educational quality and content and industry demands. Our partnership has resulted in periodic faculty training sessions, a restructuring of the curriculum, and the recruitment of 173 students to an apprenticeship training scheme by 2011. We also maintain our own residential training centre which provides a month-long training to the selected trainees before they initiate work at the shop floor.
We use solar energy and waste heat from the oven exhaust to power activities in the paint shop, reducing our consumption of gas and electricity for an overall reduction of 3,500 tons of CO2 per year. A cluster of 70 solar dishes provides the energy for cooling the paint used for the vehicle bodies. And by recycling waste water through reverse osmosis and multiple effect evaporation, we achieve zero water discharge across the entire plant.