Mahindra Tractors, part of Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector has rolled out its 300,000th Telangana-made tractor from the company’s tractor manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad. Hemant Sikka, President – Farm Equipment Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, “Rolling-out out our 300,000th Telangana-made tractor from our Zaheerabad facility is a significant milestone for all of us at Mahindra and Telangana. Besides being a hub for a wide range of products for the Indian market, the plant also caters to over 60 markets, including advanced markets like the U.S., Japan and Brazil. Going forward we will roll-out our new light-weight K2 tractor series from this facility.”
Established in 2012, Zaheerabad is Mahindra’s youngest and largest tractor manufacturing plant in terms of capacity. It is the only tractor manufacturer in the state and has invested close to Rs 1,087 crores at its facility in Zaheerabad, employing over 1,500 workers. The plant has a capacity of over 100,000 tractors per year on a 2-shift basis.
The Zaheerabad facility crossed its 100,000th unit production mark in 2017 inclusive of exports. This was followed by crossing its 200,000th unit in 2019. With the flexibility to roll-out over 330 different tractor variants ranging from 30 to 100 HP. The plant has also adopted TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) since inception and exports to over 60 global markets, with the US being a key export market.
Earlier in 2020, Mahindra announced that it will manufacture a new tractor series called the ‘K2’ exclusively at the company’s tractor manufacturing facility at Zaheerabad. The K2 is a light-weight tractor program developed through close collaboration with Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery of Japan, for both domestic and international markets, including USA, Japan, and Southeast Asia and will be offered across various HP points.
The Zaheerabad plant also makes farm machinery offerings like rice transplanters and tractor-mounted combine harvesters.
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