Friends, we have been hearing the name of Mahindra Company since childhood. All of us must have traveled at least once in Mahindra’s car. Mahindra has spread more products and is one of the top companies in the world. So let’s know the journey of Mahindra Company.
1982 was the year when Jagdish Chandra Mahindra, born in Ludhiana, Punjab, was also known as JC Mahindra. He was the eldest of his eight siblings. JC Mahindra did his engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technical Institute. He lost his father at a young age and after that all the responsibility of the house came to Jagdish. JC Mahindra used to give a lot of importance to studies and he also taught his siblings very well in school.
In 1929, Tata Steel joined JC Mahindra’s job as Senior Sales Manager. He worked here till 1940, later he quit the Tata company job and became India’s top steel controller at the time of World War Two.
India was fighting for its independence in 1945 and Jagdish ji was confident that India would achieve its independence. His focus was not only on India’s independence but also on India’s development. He knew how important steel is for development, so he sold his house in the same year with his younger brother Kailash Chandra Mahindra who was the chairman of COL Communication and founded Mahindra and Muhammad company along with his friend Malik Ghulam Muhammad.
India gained independence and partition in 1947. Malik Ghulam Muhammad moved to Pakistan in the same partition, later in 1948, the name of the company was changed from Mahindra and Muhammad to Mahindra and Mahindra. At that time, the Mahindra & Mahindra Company was doing very well but had set its foot in the steel industry.
In 1951 JC Mahindra dies of heart attack but his company is not developing Euro and later his company got a chance in India Auto Mobile Industry and got Jeep license and then started adding Jeep parts and soon Soon after he became Jeep manufacturer of India, the company also started making Light Commercial Vehicles and Traktors. In no time, Mahindra Tractor Company becomes the world’s number one tractor company in terms of sales. Today, Mahindra & Mahindra is running the company with Anand Mahindra as Jagdish Mahindra.
Anand Mahindra has an MBA from Harvard Business School. In the last few years, Mahindra & Mahindra has shown a lot of interest in new industries in the foreign market and in the last 10 years it has aquired more than 35 companies. Mahindra is not just known as Bus, Truck, SUV and Traktor manufacturer but also has more than 100 companies in its portfolio such as: – Mahindra Electric LTD, Mahindra Defense, Mahindra Aerospace, Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd, Mahindra Finance, Club Mahindra, Many companies like Tech Mahindra, Jawa Moto, Firstcry, Swaraj Traktors. Mahindra would also have companies like Jaguar and Landrover in its portfolio, but the TATA company took over the crowd by aquiring them.
Mahindra also has two racing teams named Mahindra Formula e-racing team and Mahindra Moto 3 racing team and both these teams are performing quite well. The head quarter of the Mahindra Company is at Mahindra Towers in Mumbai. Today, Mahindra & Mahindra Group has more than one lakh employees in more than 100 countries.
Today, Mahindra & Mahindra has Networth 11 billion dollars and Anand Mahindra’s network alone is worth $ 1.1 billion. Anand Mahindra has proved to be a very good leader. He has also received many awards and is one of the top 25 most powerful people in Asia.
In 1996, he founded an NGO called Nanhi Kali in which girls from a poor family are taught for free. He became very famous with him and more than 70000 small buds are being taught in that foundation. Anand Mahindra was also a regular member of the World Economic Form. It would not be wrong to say that the success that Scorpio and Bolero brought to Mahindra will hardly be done by any other product. Even today, many people know Mahindra only by the name of Scorpio and Bolero.
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