Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd (MAAPL)

Head Office
Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd
4/20 Buttonwood Place, Willawong, QLD, 4110
Tel: (07) 3213 1211
Fax: (07) 3213 1215



Media & Corporate Communications
James Halliwell 
Public Relations & Marketing Manager Ag & Auto
Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia 
T: (07) 3213 1211 
M: 0450 605 931 

Senior Management
National Manager – Mahesh Kaskar

National Sales Manager – Russell Thiele

Vehicle Test Drive – James Halliwell


Corporate History

Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd (MAAPL) is a 100% owned subsidiary of Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.   Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in 2012 was ranked number 26 on the world ranking of Vehicle Manufacturers with 606,418 Global Production (429,101 Passenger Cars, 173,083 Light Commercials,3,461 Heavy Commercial Vehicles & 773 Heavy Bus) Source OICA.  The company has aspirations to be a top 20 globally recognized vehicle manufacturer by 2020.

M&M entered the Australian market in 2007 with the launch of the Mahindra Pik-Up which was distributed by TMI Pacific (a division of the Tynan Motor Group). In 2011 this joint venture was bought back as a 100% owned subsidiary of M&M Ltd.  Mahindra vehicles are now imported and distributed by its 100% subsidiary MAAPL based in Brisbane. Having proven itself under the toughest of Australian conditions, the Mahindra brand has garnered a strong consumer following and advocacy in the market.

MAAPL currently market three model lines in Australia - Pik-Up – Farming, 4x4 Enthusiast and Family sector targeted vehicle, the highest ANCAP Indian built vehicle the 4-star rated XUV500, a family 7 seat Diesel SUV and the Genio, the trade focused work ute with industry leading 2.7 metre tray length and 1.2 tonne payload.  M&M has invested over US$1 Billion in new vehicle R&D and 2015-2020 represents an exciting time for MAAPL as they bring to market many new models from the companies high tech factories in India. 

Aside from automotive, Mahindra is also present in the Aerospace, Farm Equipment, IT and Electric Vehicle businesses in Australia. 

Mahindra Aerospace In 2009, the company acquired two Australian aviation companies - Aerostaff Australia (AA) which is a component manufacturer of high-precision close-tolerance aircraft components and assemblies for large aerospace OEMs and Gippsland Aeronautics (GA) one of Australia's most reputed aircraft producers.  

Mahindra Tractors started its operations in Australia in 2005 by setting up its assembly facility in Brisbane and has since acquired a strong position in the Australian tractor industry. Mahindra Tractors offers heavy duty, rugged mechanical and reliable tractors in the 20 to 95 HP range in the Australian market. 

Tech Mahindra, India's third largest IT company, has a very strong presence in Australia where it has been present for the last decade. The company has key clients in the banking, insurance and aerospace domains. Over 1200 Tech Mahindra work out of key cities including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth.  

Mahindra Reva is a pioneer of electric vehicle (EV) technologies and one of the world's most experienced EV manufacturers. Founded in 1994 as the Reva Electric Car Company, launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004. Mahindra Reva exemplifies the Mahindra Group's vision of the Future of Mobility. The Future of Mobility envisions an automotive ecosystem that brings Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost-effective (the 5 C's) mobility solutions to customers across the world. Today, Mahindra Reva has one of the world's largest deployed fleets of electric cars – customers in 24 countries have driven their Revas petrol-free for over 200 million kilometres. The company manufactures cars, licenses out its electric vehicle technologies, electrifies existing platforms, and helps to deliver integrated zero-emissions mobility solutions.  

Mahindra Racing are one of only 10 teams competing in the inaugural FIA Formula E all electric race car category.  Mahindra Racing is the only Indian team to race in Formula E. Mahindra Racing is no stranger to international motor sport, competing in the FIM Moto GP World Motorcycle Racing Championship – the first Indian team to do so since 2011.    

Mahindra Odyssea, part of the Mahindra group, makes fine luxury powerboats.

Built to exacting international standards, tailor-made, and custom-designed for individual tastes, our speedboats will inspire you to discover new adventures – on your own or with family, friends and business associates. Odyssea is a natural extension to the sea of the Mahindra Group's expertise in transportation and mobility solutions on land. 

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited 

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 to better meet the needs of our customers.  Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd have been making automotive vehicles for over 70 years and are a market leader in India for light commercial vehicles.  In 2010 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd also became the World's largest Tractor manufacturer by sales volume. 

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD $19 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services  and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world's largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times 'Boldness in Business' Award in the 'Emerging Markets' category in 2013.  The Group also has a controlling interest in SsangYong Motor Company in Korea , Mitsubishi Agricultural Co. of Japan , Sampo Rosenlew of Finland , Pinafarina SPA of Italy  and Hisarlar of Turkey .

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