The history of Mahindra & Mahindra Group is closely tied to the destiny and economic development of its country, India.
In fact, it is a microsystem that interacts in close symbiosis with the nation: Mahindra & Mahindra and the Republic of India were both established in the same period (1945 and 1947). Both have the same aspirations (promoting progress and pursuing global recognition), and both have had to overcome the inevitable obstacles and difficulties that naturally occur along the path of growth.
The adventure began when Mr. K.C. Mahindra visited the United States and met Barney Roos, the inventor of the legendary Jeep. He wondered: could a vehicle that had proven its strength on World War II battlefields suit the rugged Indian terrain?
The answer to this question was yes: on October 2, 1945, the company began building Willy’s Jeep in India under U.S. license.
Since then, Mahindra & Mahindra has grown exponentially, becoming a group that occupies an important position in key sectors of the Indian economy.