Mahindra Invests in It’s Aussie Future with Careers Australia

May 19, 2014

Mahindra Australia has invested in its future in this country with a generous donation to one of the largest private providers of trades and technical training, Careers Australia.

Careers Australia provides quality Vocational Education and Training and has recently invested in automotive technical training to provide a flexible, competency-based training system combining e-learning with intense, individualised hands-on workshop training.

Mahindra has made a significant contribution to this process with the donation of six “Aggregates” – cutaway assemblies of Mahindra engines, transmissions and differentials for training use.

The aggregates will equip Careers Australia’s new Automotive Training Centre at Salisbury in Brisbane, which will be opened on the 21st of this month by Federal Minister for Trade, Ian McFarlane.

“Mahindra Automotive Australia has donated six aggregates for trainee use, which show cutaways of our engines, transmissions and differential components,” says Tony Costley, National After Sales Manager of Mahindra Automotive Australia, Pty Ltd.

“These are motorised units powered by electric motors, so that trainees can see the internal workings of engines and transmissions as part of their training program.”

Mahindra partnered with Austrian engineering company AVL to develop the diesel engine technology behind the torquey and economical 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesels which power its current three model lines in Australia.

The Mahindra Pik-Up, Mahindra Genio and Mahindra XUV500 all carry the Mahindra m-HAWK engine which has surpassed all expectations in terms of reliability.

As a result of its vehicles’ proliferation across major fleets in the transport, trade and mining industries, Mahindra Australia believes it is important for the next generation of Aussie automotive technicians get the chance to work with this technology.

“Mahindra is proud to be a part of this initiative right from its launch,” says Costley, “and pleased to be a partner in training the next generation of Australia’s finest technicians.

Mahesh Kaskar, National Manager of Mahindra Automotive Australia said; “Since 2005 Mahindra has been committed to the Australian Market, and this is a further illustration. Providing the chance for young apprentices to work with our technology from the start is our latest investment in our future here.”

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Who is Mahindra?

Mahindra Automotive Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, based in Brisbane.

Formed in 2008 and now with over 30 rural and metro dealers across the country, MAA is well positioned to provide model lines such as the Mahindra Pik-Up, Genio utility and state-of-the-art XUV500.

Having forged a reputation for rugged, great value vehicles that stand out from the crowd, the Mahindra brand has garnered a strong consumer following.

Aside from automotive, Mahindra is also present in the aerospace, farm equipment and IT businesses..  In 2009, the company acquired two Australian aviation companies; Gippsland Aeronautics (GA) – one of Australia’s most reputed aircraft producers, and high-precision component manufacturer, Aerostaff Australia (AA).

Parent company Mahindra & Mahindra has been making automotive vehicles for over 65 years.  In 2010 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd became the World’s Number 1 Tractor manufacturer by volume.

In 1947 M&M entered automotive manufacturing to bring the iconic Willys Jeep onto Indian roads, and over the years, we’ve diversified into many new businesses in order to better meet the needs of our customers.

The Mahindra Group employs 180,000 people in over 100 countries and has an annual turnover of US$16.7 billion.  Mahindra Group is made up of companies involved in automotive, aerospace, agricultural, defence, energy, industrial, logistics, consulting, real estate and steel industries. The Group also has a controlling interest in SsangYong Motor Company in Korea.