Jody Lowe, The Lowe Group
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 17, 2017 – Milsco Manufacturing Co., a division of Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN and JASNW) has launched significant new seating platforms for Mahindra North America (MNA), the world leader in tractor sales.
Milsco will manufacture seats for Mahindra’s compact, mid-sized and full-sized utility tractor platforms for 10 models spanning both open and cab designs. Milsco’s contract includes significant volume over three years.
Said Mike Hynes, Vice President & General Manager Turf Care and Heavy Industry at Milsco, “We are proud to partner with Mahindra NA. Our industrial designers and engineers incorporated the distinct Mahindra branding into the aesthetic features of each these seats. We are one of the few seating manufacturers able to create seating that fully reflects the distinct Mahindra brand.”
The successful partnership with Mahindra resulted from Milsco’s ability to rapidly prototype tangible samples that allow Mahindra and Milsco to quickly personify what the OEM needs in order to meet dealer demand. Milsco began manufacturing the seats from its Redgranite facility in September.
“We value the contributions of dedicated partners such as Milsco; they are instrumental to Mahindra’s success in North America. When faced with the challenge of producing a seating platform that would provide industry-leading comfort, function and design, Milsco stepped up and delivered a home run,” said Mani Iyer, President & CEO, Mahindra NA. “We debuted our new seats at Mahindra’s National Dealer Meeting earlier this month to great reviews from our dealers. We look forward to putting our customers in this all-new driver’s seat.”
Mahindra North America (MNA) is part of Mahindra Group’s Automotive and Farm Sector, producing the number one selling tractor brand in the world, based on volumes and the only tractor manufacturer in the world to win the industry’s top two quality awards, the Deming Application Prize and the Japan Quality Medal, care of Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers.
About Milsco Manufacturing Inc.
Milsco Manufacturing Inc. designs and produces seats for the motorcycle, marine, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, turf care, power sports, industrial lift and mobility markets. Founded in 1924, the company is based in Milwaukee with manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, the United Kingdom and Mexico
About Jason Industries, Inc.
Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN and JASNW) is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the finishing, components, seating and automotive acoustics markets, including Osborn (Richmond, Ind. and Burgwald, Germany), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), and Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,400 people in 13 countries. To learn more, please visit www.jasoninc.com.