Madhya Pradesh’s Pithampur area, houses Pithampur auto cluster which is an emerging auto hub of central India which is spread across a total area of nearly 2,000 hectares and provides excellent industrial infrastructural facilities. The auto cluster houses over 120 large and 450 MSME units with combined investment of approx. INR 85416.7 Crores employing 200,000 technical professionals annually providing abundant skilled workforce for the automobile industry. The auto cluster has an investment of INR 97,500 Crores and exports goods worth INR 1500 Crores
The key manufacturing units in auto cluster are: VE Commercial Vehicle, John Deere, Mahindra Two wheelers, Force Motors, etc and key OEMs/ Auto Ancillaries units in auto cluster are: Bridgestone, JK Tyres, CAPARO India, Liugong, Mahle Engine Component India, Pinnacle Industries, Jay Bharat Maruti (JBM), Jaya hind montupe, Jamna auto, etc
Pithampur also houses Asia’s largest testing track “National Automobile Test Track” (NATRAX), a state-of-the-art automotive testing and certification centre under NATRiP, a flasgship project of the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India.NATRAX is spread across an area of 1200 Ha with 11.3 km of test track with as investment of USD 200 Mn where it has 14 types of test track including Vehicle Dynamics, fatigue and NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) testing facilities.