Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES) on November 17 announced that it will manufacture a new tractor series, ‘K2’, at its manufacturing facility at Zaheerabad in Telangana.
Developed through close collaboration between the engineering teams from Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery of Japan and Mahindra Research Valley, India, the K2 series aims to create a light-weight tractor programme for both domestic and international markets, said a press release issued by the company.
The new series, it said, will enable Mahindra to introduce products across four new tractor platforms, in the sub compact, compact, small utility and large utility tractor categories, covering 37 models across various HP points. The new series will cater to domestic as well as International markets including USA, Japan, and South East Asia.
Mr KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, said, “The Government of Telangana is very grateful to Mahindra for their new investment in Telangana. K2 tractors have been designed in collaboration with Mitsubishi, and their manufacturing in Mahindra‘s plant in Zaheerabad would be a matter of great achievement for the entire country.”
Mr Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sector, M&M, said, “As the world’s largest tractor manufacturer by volume, Mahindra is on an exciting path to developing the K2 series, one of our most ambitious tractor programs. This project is focused on diversity and scalability, to meet the varied expectations and different regional requirements of customers and markets across the world.”