M&M clears 1st round of $5-b US deal

Amrita Nair Ghaswalla Mumbai | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on January 21, 2016

Rich Ansell

Mahindra & Mahindra’s research centre in Detroit, the Mahindra North American Technical Center, has made it past the first round of the US Postal Service’s bidding process for a contract, estimated at $5 billion, to supply 1.80 lakh vehicles.

The centre, M&M’s first technical one in the US, is up against a dozen companies, including many automobile majors, defence contractors and electric vehicle start-ups, for the contract to make the next-generation vehicles for the postal service.

Rich Ansell, Head of Marketing at Mahindra North American Technical Center, told BusinessLine that M&M’s experience in right-hand-drive vehicles, in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations, gives it an edge.

US Postal Service delivery trucks are right-hand-drive vehicles.

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Published on January 21, 2016
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