Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), one of India's leading SUV manufacturer, rolled out its 5 millionth (50 lakh) vehicle from the company's automotive plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The company's 4x4 off-roader, the Mahindra Thar, was rolled out as the 5 millionth vehicle.
Pawan Goenka, the Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. did the honours at a ceremony attended by workers, union representatives and other officials. Mahindra's Auto Sector achieved the 4 million (40 lakh) vehicle production milestone in 2012 and has surpassed this figure to reach the 5 million (50 lakh) mark in just 2 years.
This milestone is the result of combined vehicle production from the company's six automotive plants, namely Chakan, Nasik, Haridwar, Zaheerabad, Kandivali and its engine plant in Igatpuri.
Acknowledging the milestone, Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, said, "This rollout of our 5 millionth vehicle marks an important milestone in our automotive journey over the past seven decades. It is also a reflection of the commitment and can-do spirit of our people who continually strive to raise their game while producing world class vehicles".
Speaking on the occasion, Pawan Goenka said, "Today marks a momentous and landmark day in the history of Mahindra's Automotive Division. There are few companies which can identify as closely with India's destiny and industrial progress as Mahindra can. In our evolving journey to becoming India's leading SUV manufacturer, we have pushed the boundaries and taken on new challenges at every step. I dedicate this achievement to each and every member of the Mahindra family."