Our presence in the US is broad and longstanding. Since the entry of our tractor company, Mahindra USA, into the US market in 1994, we've consistently achieved a very high customer satisfaction rate. We also sell planes to the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary arm of the US Air Force, through our subsidiary Gippsland Aeronautics.
We supply many prominent American companies with components. Mahindra Ugine Steel Co and Mahindra Gears and Transmissions both work with Caterpillar and John Deere, and Mahindra Composites supplies GE. From our office in Ohio, Mahindra Engineering Services provides GM with engineering consulting. And we help several American companies source high quality, low cost inputs from India through our contract sourcing business.
We’re also a key IT services provider to many industry leaders. Through Bristlecone, headquartered in Silicon Valley, we consult with clients like Exxon Mobil, Shell, Motorola, Nike, Palm, and LSI Logic. Wireline, wireless, and broadband operators like Bell Operating Co partner with Tech Mahindra for telecom business process and technology transformations. Mahindra Satyam* partners leading companies in industries from food products to pharmaceuticals to electronics, and in 2007 the American Society for Training and Development ranked us best in employee learning and development.
* Mahindra Satyam merged with Tech Mahindra in 2013. The new entity is called Tech Mahindra.