The Mahindra Group
Founded in 1945 as a steel trading company, we entered automotive manufacturing in 1947 to bring the iconic Willys Jeep onto Indian roads. Over the years, we've diversified into many new businesses in order to better the needs of our customers. We follow a unique business model of creating empowered companies that enjoy the best of entrepreneurial independence and Group-wide synergies. This principle has made us a multinational group with more than 117,000 employees in over 100 countries across the globe.
Today, our operations span 17 key industries that form the foundation of every modern economy: aerospace, aftermarket, agribusiness, automotive, components, consulting services, defense, energy, farm equipment, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure and hospitality, logistics, real estate, retail, and two wheelers.
Our federated structure enables each business to chart its own future and simultaneously leverage synergies across the entire Group's competencies. In this way, the diversity of our expertise allows us to bring our customers the best in many fields.
Mahindra and an independent India began their rise together. In 1945, two enterprising brothers named J.C. Mahindra and K.C. Mahindra joined forces with Ghulam Mohammed and started Mahindra & Mohammed as a steel company in Mumbai. Two years later, India won its independence, Ghulam Mohammed left the company to become Pakistan's first finance minister, and the Mahindra brothers ignited the company's enduring growth with their decision to manufacture Willys jeeps in Mumbai. The company's new name? Mahindra & Mahindra, of course.
The Mahindra brothers believed that new modes of transportation could be a key to India's prosperity; so one of their first goals was to build rugged, simple vehicles capable of tackling the Indian terrain. Early pioneers of globalization, the brothers collaborated with a wide range of international companies and before long, Mahindra's reach extended to steel, tractors, telecom, and more.
Now, after 65 years, Mahindra has grown from a humble local outfit to a multinational corporation employing more than 117,000 people around the world. It's been quite an adventure so far, and we're proud of our global leadership in utility vehicles, tractors, and information technology, as well as our significant presence in financial services, leisure and hospitality, engineering, trade, and logistics. As we accelerate into the 21st century, we'll continue to pursue innovative ideas that enable people to rise. We've come a long way, but the journey has just begun.
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Mahindra Logistics Limited is a 100% subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra. The foundation of Mahindra Logistics was laid in the Year 2000 as a strategic initiative of Mahindra and Mahindra to enhance focus on logistics services to both internal and external customers. It was soon engaged in taking care of M&M's complex supply chain needs including inbound and outbound logistics, inter-plant movement, warehousing, linefeed and value added services amongst other solutions. This supply chain expertise was then extended to other customers spanning various industry verticals.
Mahindra Logistics is one of the few logistics service providers which also offers People Transport Solutions; a specialized line of business which provides customized services to organizations for transfer of employees from home to their place of work and back. Our Mahindra People Transport Solutions division ensures on time pickups and drops with a focus on safety, comfort and security.