Ford Announces $275 Million Joint Venture With Mumbai-Based Mahindra
By Michael Wayland
The Dearborn automaker announced the sale Tuesday as part of a $275 million joint venture with the Mumbai-based company that will develop, market and distribute Ford brand vehicles in India and Ford brand and Mahindra brand vehicles in “high-growth emerging markets around the world,” according to Ford.
As part of the deal, Ford said it will transfer its India operations to the joint venture, including its personnel and assembly plants in Chennai and Sanand. The automaker will retain an engine plant in Sanand as well as the Global Business Services unit, Ford Credit and Ford Smart Mobility in the country. Ford employs roughly 14,000 people in India.
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