According to a report from the Economic Times, Mahindra and its subsidiary Erkunt Traktor Sanayi A.S. (Erkunt) have agreed to acquire another subsidiary of Mahindra, Hisarlar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim ?irketi (Hisarlar).
Turkey’s volatile tractor market crashed for a second year in 2019, plunging more than 45% to just short of 26,300 units, the lowest figure recorded by ag machinery trade organization Tarmakbir since 2009 when farmers bought just 13,700 tractors. At the same time, the country’s ag machinery exports continue to climb.
A 12% increase in revenues from European Union countries helped tractor and harvester maker SDF Group offset a dramatic fall from sales in Turkey to maintain 2018 group revenues at a level consistent with preceding years.
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In this week's episode we look at how ag equipment manufacturers compare to other machinery sectors in their recovery. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner looks at how the massive “all-in-one” machine by NEXAT handles every work step in production agriculture, including soil cultivation, sowing, crop protection and harvesting. Also in this episode: a number of dealers are making acquisitions in Dealers on the Move, Deere acquires battery technology provider Kreisel Electric and Ben Thorpe examines how the major OEMs' R&D expenses compare to their ag sales.