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MaxxForce engine to be produced at Mahindra Navistar Engines' Chakan plant Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Mumbai: The MaxxForce® 7.2 diesel engine, which will power Mahindra Navistar’s new range of M & HCV trucks and buses, will be manufactured at Mahindra & Mahindra's engine manufacturing plant at Chakan in Maharashtra.

Mahindra Navistar Engines Pvt Ltd. (MNEPL), a joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Navistar, will produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial trucks and buses in India. Engine components will be sourced locally, going up to 95 percent within two years, due to the strong availability of quality parts and materials from Indian suppliers.

The plant, spread across 23 acres of land, is equipped for serial production of medium speed diesel engines.

Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Mr. Dee Kapur, President, Navistar Truck Group, USA, today unveiled the MaxxForce® 7.2 diesel engine in Mumbai.

"The engine has been designed for rugged operating environments and modified substantially for Indian truck requirements which will make it the driving force behind our forthcoming range of M & HCV Trucks," said Dr. Pawan Goenka, President Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd. will manufacture commercial vehicles (including Trucks and Buses) from 3.5 tonne GVW to 49 tonne GVW. The new product range will be engineered to meet Indian requirements with the technological support of Navistar. The new range would be manufactured at M&M's new Greenfield Plant at Chakan, near Pune, which is spread across 700 acres and has been set up with investments of over Rs. 4,000 crore.

Mahindra Navistar aims to expand its product line over the next two years to emerge as a full range commercial vehicle player.

In 2005, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and International Truck and Engine Corporation - the operating company of Navistar - entered into a JV to manufacture light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for India as well as export markets. The Joint venture is in the process of addressing every segment of the commercial vehicle market from 3.5 tonne GVW to 49 tonne GVW with variants of passenger transport, cargo and specialized load applications.

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