Mahindra Group is one of the most well-known Indian conglomerate company that has its headquarters based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company originally called as Muhammad and Mahindra and was established in 1945 by the brothers J.C Mahindra, K.C Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Muhammad. The conglomerate is considered to be one of the well-known reputable Indian industrial company and is also a leader in manufacturing utility vehicles including tractors in India.
The company enjoys a strong presence in sectors of real estate, agribusiness, aerospace, commercial vehicles, logistics, real estate, renewable energy, etc. Mahindra employees more than 2,40,000 people across 100 different countries.
Mahindra group started its operation in the steel business, but has now expanded to 22 industries such as aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automotive, construction equipment, defence, energy, farm equipment, finance, insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure, logistics, retail, education, hospitality, etc in 2020.
The CEO of Mahindra group is Anand Mahindra. The Mahindra Group has a $20.7 billion dollar federation of companies that aims in enabling people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities around the world.
The vision of the company is to empower enterprise everywhere and help in the growth of mobility, rural prosperity, IT, financial services, clean energy and business productivity.
In India, the company is very popular for their innovative IT solutions and reliable yet affordable automobiles. The company is so far successful because of its subsidiaries such as Club Mahindra Holidays, Mahindra Aerospace, Mahindra, Logistics Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited among others.
A Brief History of the Mahindra Group
Mahindra Group started out as steel trading company more than seven decades ago, now it is a global brand spanning in various industries in more than 100 countries. Earlier known as Muhammad and Mahindra, the company was established in 1945 as a steel trading company by the brothers J.C Mahindra and Kailash Chandra Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Muhammad.
Post the partition of India in 1947, Malik Ghulam left the company and the country to immigrate to Pakistan where he became the first finance minister. This is why K.C Mahindra changed the name of the company to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948. The company became a leader in the steel industry as also began trading steel with UK suppliers. It also was the company that began manufacturing Willys Jeeps in India in 1947.
It wasn’t until 1956, that the company got listed on Bombay stock exchange, by 1969 the company had entered international markets as an exporter of utility vehicles. Mahindra started its tractor division in 1982 and a tech division (now known as Tech Mahindra) in 1986. When Mahindra group became really big and got into many sectors in 1994, the company had to reorganize, dividing it into six business units like automotive , farm equipment, infrastructure, trade and financial services, IT and Automotive components.
Mahindra & Mahindra is currently one of the largest companies in India, as it was also ranked the top 200 most reputable companies in the world by Forbes in 2009. The Mahindra group then went on launch Mahindra rise a new corporate brand in 2011, in order to unite the company’s image across all industries and countries. Mahindra group entered the two wheeler market by taking over Kinetic motors in India.
In 2011, Mahindra brought a huge stake in the REVA Electric Car Company, the same year the company also acquired SsangYong Motors which is a South Korean company. From then onwards, the company started acquiring international companies like Peugeot Motorcycles and even Pininfarina Spa (an Italian car designer), Hisarlar (a farm equipment company), Erkunt tractors Sanayi (Turkish tractor maker), among others. This is how the Indian conglomerate paved its way to become a global powerhouse.
The subsidiaries of Mahindra Group
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd is the flagship company of Mahindra group which is also a multinational automotive manufacturing corporation. This company is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and has more than 17,577 employees from over 100 countries across the globe. It is also one of the largest manufactures of vehicles in India and largest manufactures of tractors in the world.
Mahindra is known for its commercial vehicles, tractors, two wheelers and even construction equipment. In 2018, the company was ranked 17th in the top companies list in India by Fortune India 500. This company was started by K.C Mahindra after he was inspired by a jeep invented by Barney Roos, which he saw during a trip to America as Chairman of the India Supple Mission. The main competitors of Mahindra and Mahindra in India are Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Royal Enfield, etc.
The company has been so successful because of its subsidiaries which manufacture and market a wide range of utility vehicles. Mahindra & Mahindra also provides farm equipment services, steel trading, processing services, financial services, infrastructure development, hospitality services, information technology services, systech among numerous others.
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited
Mahindra is one the top tractor financers in the country as it provides various different financial products to its customers. The company so far has over 4.7 million customers and more than 1200 offices which is spread all across the country.
Mahindra Finance started its first branch in Jaipur in 1995 and began financing non Mahindra vehicles in 2002 and then went on to finance commercial vehicles and construction equipment in 2009.
The vision of Mahindra finance is to provide financial services in semi urban and rural India, as well as transform rural lives and drive positive change in the communities. This is why the company has one branch within the reach of every two villages in India.
The product portfolio of Mahindra finance includes vehicle finance for passenger vehicles, utility vehicles, tractors, commercial vehicles, construction equipment’s, etc.
It also provides SME finance which includes project finance, equipment finance, working capital finance. Mahindra finance is also known for its mutual fund distribution, fixed deposits and personal loans that are tailored as per the customer’s needs. So far the company has over 33,000 employees and is present in all the states of India, with a footprint in 85% of its districts.
Mahindra Finance has brought about a positive change by using its subsidiaries like Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited and Mahindra Rural Housing Finance to cater to the financial needs of millions of its customers in both rural and semi urban regions of the country. The company has a connection with its customers as, it provides them with evolving needs.
Tech Mahindra is an Indian tech company which is also one of the main subsidiary of Mahindra group, headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra. The company provides services like Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). The annual revenue of Tech Mahindra in 2020 was $5.2 billion, it has more than 125, 236 employees spanning across 90 countries.
Tech Mahindra has more than 988 global customers and was also listed under the Fortune 500 companies list in 2019. Currently, the company has over 973 active clients. The company provides innovative and customer centric experiences enabling enterprise, associates and the society to grow. Tech Mahindra was created after Mahindra & Mahindra started its joint venture with the British Telecom in 1986 as technological outsourcing firm.
Tech Mahindra is also known to be the fastest growing brands and amongst the top 15 IT service providers globally. It aims to provide its global customers with next generation technologies including 5G, Blockchain, cyber security, AI and much more in order to help in digital transformation. In 2020, Tech Mahindra also got in the list of India’s 50 best companies to work according to the Great Place to Work.
Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited
Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited was initially called as the Reva Electric Car Company before it was acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra in 2010.
The company has its headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka and is known to be a pioneer for designing and manufacturing electric vehicles in India. MEML’s first electric car REVAi was one of the most popular and affordable electric car available 26 countries in over 4000 different variations.
The company is also the first Indian car manufacturer that has travelled more than 170 million ekilometres on its fleet. The Reva electric car company (REVA an acronym for revolutionary electric vehicle alternative) was founded by Chetan Maini in 1994 as a joint venture between the Maini Group and Amerigon Electric Vehicle technologies.
The company has a wide variety of electric vehicles such as the electric sedan eVerito, the electric commercial vehicle, eSupro a van for passenger & cargo and lastly the Treo range of three-wheelers powered by lithium and ion battery. The aim of the company is to develop and produce more affordable electric vehicles for personal and commercial segments.
Mahindra Logistics Limited
Mahindra Logistics Limited is another subsidiary of Mahindra group that is a leader in the sector of integrated third party logistics service, supply chain management and enterprise mobility solutions. The company was founded more than a decade ago and aims to continue providing customized, innovative and technology enabled solutions to its clients across different industries.
So far, the company has over 500 customers across sectors like automotive, engineering, consumer’s goods, pharmaceuticals, telecom, ecommerce, bulk, banking, IT, financial services, insurance, etc. It has provided transportation services for 1,00,000 plus kilometers per month and has an experienced team with strong domain knowledge.
Mahindra Logistics offers customization and end to end logistics services and solutions, right from distribution, ware housing, in factory logistics and value added services to their customers. The aim of the company is to make the logistic process from origin to end customer easier, affordable, efficient and reliable, with shortened delivery times and better provide customer satisfaction.
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited
Mahindra Lifespace is a leading real estate development company in India, which is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company was founded in 1994 and has so far created innovative projects and designed living spaces throughout the country. The company is also a pioneer in sustainable urbanization, as it aims to provide responsible, green design and development options to its clients.
Mahindra Lifespace has developed well known projects in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru. The company has so far completed residential projects of about 17.81 million sq. ft. and is working on upcoming residential projects of 7.9 million sq. ft.
It also has over 5000 acres of ongoing and upcoming projects under development at its integrated industrial clusters in 4 different locations. In 2019, Mahindra Lifespaces was ranked 17th among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces, by the Great Place To Work Institute.
Another subsidiary that is a leader in its sector is the Mahindra Aerospace. This Indian aerospace company is the first ever private firm that manufactures civil aircrafts for Indian Aviation market. The company is an AS9100 Rev D certified design organization and has also developed a NAL NM5 light aircraft along with National aerospace laboratories.
The company has manufacturing plants in Latrobe regional airport in Victoria, Australia and Narsapura Industrial Area in Karnataka, India. The Aeros-structure business of Mahindra aerospace is known for providing sheet metal parts and assemblies for major global aerospace and defence companies. It provides more than 350 plus programs in over 9 countries.
Mahindra aerospace has acquired stake in international aircraft manufacturers like GippsAero, Aerostaff Australia in 2009 and Australian Boeing unit in 2010. The company has also used its planes as an air ambulance, rescuing animals and putting out wildfires in the times of need.
Mahindra Holiday and resorts India limited
MHRIL is a part of the leisure and hospitality sector of the Mahindra group that was founded in 1996. Mahindra holiday and resorts offers family holiday packages mainly through vacation ownership memberships for over a period of 10 to 25 years. The main offering of the company is the Club Mahindra holidays which is its most popular flagship brand.
The Club Mahindra has more than 260,000 members, with a 100 plus resorts in India and 4,500 affiliated RCI resorts all over the world. The company is also known to be the world largest vacation ownership brand outside America.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Mahindra group do?
Mahindra a billion dollar global enterprise that has business in sectors such as aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automotive, construction equipment, defence, and more in 2020.
What are the subsidiaries of Mahindra Group?
The list of Mahindra group subsidiaries are Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mahindra Holiday and Resorts India Limited, Mahindra Aerospace, Mahindra Logistics Limited, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, and Tech Mahindra.
Who is the CEO of Mahindra group?
The CEO of Mahindra group is Anand Mahindra up till 2019, Pawan Kumar Goenka from 2020 onwards.
Where is the headquarters of Mahindra Group?
The headquarters of Mahindra Group is in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The company aims in enabling people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities around the world. Mahindra is so successful and will continue to grow because of its numerous subsidiaries. Mahindra is also a leader in as many as 22 sectors with an annual revenue $13 billion dollar.
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