Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited

TAFE inks pact with Japan’s ISEKI for compact tractors in India

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, the world’s third largest tractor manufacturer by volumes and ISEKI & Co., Ltd, the third largest Japanese agricultural machinery manufacturer for tractors, planting and harvesting machinery, and engines, inked an agreement for the manufacture of compact tractors in India.

Under this agreement, ISEKI will offer product technology to TAFE for the manufacture of these products for the Indian market. The scope of the agreement will, in addition, cover sourcing of components/ assemblies through TAFE, building on the volume advantage that TAFE offers.
A release said TAFE will offer ISEKI’s premium light utility compact tractors in the 35-54 hp range in India.

These multi-utility light weight tractors with advanced features can be used for puddling operations, orchard and
plantations land preparation, tilling, inter-cultivation and spraying applications to name a few. The tractors will be manufactured in TAFE’s Madurai plant and expected to roll out by 2020.

Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO – TAFE, said, “This agreement brings together ISEKI’s rich experience in the light utility compact tractor segment globally and TAFE’s strong position in the Indian market, along with its strong manufacturing capability and robust supply chain, to offer Indian customers an international product range that will meet their requirements in new, emerging
applications through a unique value proposition.”

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