Durban - Mahindra’s Pik Up range is now being assembled in South Africa.
This follows the official opening of a brand new assembly plant near Durban, created in partnership with AIH Logistics following a R10 million initial investment.
Trial production kicked off earlier in May and the facility is expected to be fully on stream by July.
Located in the Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone next to the King Shaka Airport, the new facility - which employs 25 people - will initially have an annual capacity of 2500 vehicles on a single-shift production. The vehicles will be built from semi-knocked-down kits imported from India.
However, Mahindra SA says the facility has been designed to allow for increases in production to around 4000 units per year, and it could potentially also cater for other Mahindra vehicles in future.