Mahindra Tractors rolled out its 300,000th Telangana-made tractor from the company’s tractor manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, India. Mahindra is the world’s largest tractor manufacturer by volume.
The 300,000th Telangana-made tractor was rolled-out in the presence of Sri. K Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Telangana State, Jayesh Ranjan – Principal Secretary, Industry and Commerce and IT, Govt of Telangana, along with Zaheerabad Constituency’s Bheemarao Basawantrao Patil, Member of Parliament and K Manik Rao, Member of Legislature.
Commenting on the milestone, Hemant Sikka, President – Farm Equipment Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Rolling-out 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 in helping us achieve this feat. Going forward, we will roll out our new light-weight K2 tractor series from this facility.”
330 different tractor variants
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. Mahindra has invested by around 135 million USD at its facility in Zaheerabad, employing over 1,500 workers with a capacity of over 100,000 tractors per year on a two-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.
Cooperation with Mitsubishi
Earlier in 2020, Mahindra announced that it would manufacture a new tractor series called the ‘K2’ exclusively at the company’s tractor manufacturing facility at Zaheerabad. 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.
Mahindra Zaheerabad also rolled 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.