Mahindra Tractors’, part of Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector, rolled out its 300,000th Telangana-made tractor from the company’s tractor manufacturing plant in Zaheerabad.
Mahindra’s 300,000th Telangana-made tractor was rolled-out in the presence of Telangana Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao and Jayesh Ranjan – Principal Secretary, Industry & Commerce and IT, Govt of Telangana.
Highlighting the milestone, Hemant Sikka, President – Farm Equipment Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “Rolling out of our 300,000th Telangana-made tractor from our Zaheerabad facility is a significant milestone for all of us at Mahindra and for the state of 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 US, Japan and Brazil. In line with the agri agenda of Telangana, we thank our colleagues in Telangana and the state government for helping us achieve this feat. Going forward we will roll out our new light-weight K2 tractor series from this facility.”
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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 of Telangana and has invested close to Rs. 1,087 crores at its facility, employing over 1,500 workers with a capacity of over 100,000 tractors per year on a 2-shift basis.
Having rolled out its first tractor from its Zaheerabad facility in 2013, Mahindra’s 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, Mahindra’s Zaheerabad plant has 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 would manufacture a new tractor series called the ‘K2’ exclusively at the Zaheerabad facility. K2 is a lightweight tractor programme 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.
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Mahindra Zaheerabad also rolls out some new farm machinery offerings like rice transplanters and tractor-mounted combine harvesters.
Besides manufacturing farm equipment, Mahindra’s Automotive Division also manufactures a wide range of cargo and passenger vehicles at the Zaheerabad plant, giving Mahindra a significant presence in the state.