Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development and Community Relations
Yesterday, we officially welcomed Mahindra North America to Auburn Hills. It was exciting to hear from Rick Haas, President and CEO and Chairman Anand Mahindra on the vision they have for the growth of their company. This is the first new vehicle assembly plant in southeast Michigan in 25 years.
The Auburn Hills facility, formerly the EDAG building on Rex Blvd, will be upgraded to serve as Mahindra’s North American automotive headquarters, engineering center, and manufacturing location of three models of off-road utility vehicles, as well as prototype vehicles.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of nearly $22.3 million and create 105 jobs. These numbers are expected to double in the next few years. Auburn Hills was chosen over competing sites in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas.
We are honored that Mahindra Automotive North America chose Auburn Hills to open their new manufacturing facility. Their company product line meets our goal of diversifying our local economy and that of Oakland County. This strategic move on behalf of Mahindra once again proves that metro Detroit remains the auto capital of the world.
We wish Mahindra much success in the future.