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Mahindra welcomes Arnold Reddy to management team.

Mahindra welcomes Arnold Reddy to management team.

Centurion, 27 February 2024: Mahindra South Africa (MSA) has announced the appointment of automotive industry veteran, Arnold Reddy, in its management team. 

Reddy will assume the role as Head of Logistics. He will be responsible for a rapidly growing division that is responsible, not only for the import of Mahindra vehicles, but the supply of parts and components to the Mahindra Assembly Facility in Durban and the subsequent distribution of completely built Pik Up models. 

Under his management, the logistics department also look after Mahindra South Africa’s new parts distribution warehouse, which currently exceeded national and international standards for parts availability and distribution. 

Prior to joining Mahindra, Reddy served in several roles in the field of logistics at companies such as Michelin, Nissan and Toyota Tsusho. He holds an MBA and an honours degree in Supply Chain Management. 

“Arnold joins us as we transition into a truly regional player with an assembly base in South Africa and an ever-expanding network of customers and partners. His deep knowledge of the South African logistics industry will serve Mahindra well in this new role,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa. 

Reddy joins a young senior management team that have all joined Mahindra from senior positions at other global brands. 

“By assembling this formidable leadership team, Mahindra South Africa is primed to deliver a compelling and commercially relevant product portfolio of Authentic SUVs and Authentic Bakkies that exceeds the expectations of our valued customers, while driving growth and success in the automotive sector,” says Rajesh. 

Learn more about Mahindra at www.mahindra.co.za. 



Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate.    

The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.  


Mahindra South Africa is a fully owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra of India. It is celebrating its 20th year of operations in South Africa. 

The company has dealers in all nine provinces of South Africa, which are comprehensive facilities that handle sales, service, and spare parts. These dealers offer the full range of Authentic SUVs, such as the XUV300, XUV700 and Scorpio-N, a SA Car of the Year semi-finalist, and its range Authentic Bakkies, such as the much-loved Pik Up Karoo Dusk, Dawn and Storm. 

With over 80 dealerships, mainly in cities and in towns across South Africa, Mahindra has a growing national footprint. The company continues its drive to offer the South African consumer a diverse vehicle range that is designed to deliver a customer centric ownership experience. 

The company has also expanded into other sub-Saharan countries, currently exporting vehicles to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and Namibia, over and above its presence in Swaziland and Lesotho. 

Mahindra South Africa has achieved significant growth in the country since its establishment in October 2004, becoming a Top 5 seller of bakkies, which it assembles at its plant in the Dube Trade Port in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.  

To date Mahindra South Africa has sold close to 90 000 vehicles. 

To know more about Mahindra South Africa:  

Media contact information.

Issued on behalf of Mahindra South Africa by Panthera Media.   

For more information, please contact  
Leo Kok / leo@pantheramedia.co.za / 082 327 2763  

For Mahindra South Africa 

Nomonde Kweyi / Head of Strategic Marketing / nomonde.kweyi@mahindra.co.za  / 012 661 3161