Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park

08 Apr 2021

April 8 2021; Johannesburg:  Mahindra South Africa today opened the doors to its new national parts warehouse in Linbro Business Park in Gauteng.

The new warehouse, situated near the intersection of the N1, M1 and N3 highways in Johannesburg, is more than 30% larger than Mahindra’s Jet Park warehouse. A special shelving system more than doubles the available storage space, allowing it to centralise all parts storage in this new location.

“Mahindra has been recognised as the fastest growing volume brand for two of the last three years as we welcomed a record number of new owners to the fold. This growth in our vehicle parc and the rapid increase in franchised dealers have necessitated the larger warehouse,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.

Besides being significantly larger than its predecessor, the new warehouse is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that tracks all parts in real time. This creates a completely paperless environment and allows the warehouse staff to receive, fill and dispatch orders in the quickest possible time.

“The new warehouse has been designed to significantly speed up our order filling and dispatch process. As all parts are tracked and dispatched electronically, we are able to fill orders much faster than before and ship them within hours of receipt,” says Rajesh.

The new warehouse was officially opened today by the Mahindra team, but it has been in trial operation since November 2020. During this time, the more than 33 000 parts lines were moved from Jet Park at night and added to the new electronic system to be immediately available the next day. This proved the efficiency of the new electronic system and ensured that there were no disruptions in the delivery of parts to dealers.

The new Linbro Park Parts Warehouse is the latest in a series of investments from Mahindra starting from 2018, which saw it establish a manufacturing facility in Durban, a new Special Fitment Centre in Gauteng and a new head office in Centurion, Gauteng.

During the same time, Mahindra grew its dealer footprint in Southern Africa to include new dealers as far afield as Louis Trichardt, Lephalale and Mahikeng and in neighbouring Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana and even Zambia.

“When we opened our vehicle assembly facility in Durban, we said that South Africa is Mahindra’s second home outside India and an important springboard to the rest of the continent. Our subsequent investments have underscored this commitment and placed us in a perfect position to grow further.”

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About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19.6 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs more than 250 000 people across over 100 countries.

Learn more about Mahindra on www.mahindra.com / Twitter and Facebook: @MahindraRise

About Mahindra South Africa

Mahindra South Africa is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra of India, which was established in 1945. Mahindra SA is celebrating its 16th 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. With 67 dealerships, in cities and in towns across Southern Africa, Mahindra has a growing national footprint that is moving ever deeper into communities as the company continues its drive to offer value-for-money products and services to its customers. The company has recently inaugurated its vehicle assembly facility at Durban for its bakkies. Mahindra South Africa also offers a wide range of powerful and fuel-efficient diesel gensets under brand “Powerol” and is also in the Construction Equipment Business with the Mahindra Earthmaster 4X4 TLBs. They have recently entered into the Farm Equipment Business with their Tractors and wide range of Implements.

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

Mahindra South Africa has achieved significant growth in the country since its establishment in October 2004, and since then it has sold over 60 000 vehicles.

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