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Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited(TAFE) is an Indian manufacturer of tractors and other farm equipment with its corporate headquarters in Chennai. The company was established in 1961, and has a reported annual revenue of $800 million and a sales volume of over 80,000 tractors annually.[1]

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) is a member of the $1.6 billion Amalgamations Group. TAFE is a renowned manufacturer of tractors and a variety of farm equipment under the TAFE and Massey Ferguson brands. Their repertoire of farm equipment includes almost every accessory needed for the farmer. The company also manufactures Diesel engines,transmission components, Hydraulic Pumps,Panel Instruments, Engineering plastics,Dies and tools and Batteries. [1]

It has also acquired STF (Southern Tree Farms) and produces tea from these plantations, hence contributing substantially to the agri sector. It has recently added two new subsidiaries Al Pump Limited which manufactures automotive water and oil pumps and Kuduma Fasteners Limited that manufactures a range of fasteners for the industry.

For Indian climate and soil conditions TAFE tractors are most suitable with minimal maintenance and low fuel consumption. TAFE also has the unique distinction of developing application specific tractors such as specialized tractors for vine yards, compressor applications and for deep puddling in paddy cultivation to name a few.



TAFE started its production of the popular tractor model, Massey Ferguson 1035 in 1961. Now they manufacture tractors under two brand names, TAFE and Massey Ferguson. The company has already exported to the USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. TAFE has technical collaboration with leading companies like Massey Ferguson (now a part of AGCO Corporation, USA), which is the leading manufacturer of tractors in the world, . The company is currently inesting in a greenfield project at Manisa Industrial Estate in Turkey with a capacity to manufacture about 15000 tractors.In India, TAFE has four tractor plants located at Sembium(Chennai), Doddabalapur(Bangalore) , Kalladipatti (MAdurai) and the Eicher tractors plant at Mandidheep near Bhopal apart from other plants that manufacture diesel engines at Alwar in Rajasthan and Transmission componets plants at Parwanoo and Near Chennai, as well as batteries plants near chennai, panel instruments plant at Chennai and Engineering plastics plant at Doddabalapur.

TAFE acquired Eicher tractors in 2005 through a special purpose vehicle, TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary. It has major presence in some of the Indian states like Rajasthan and Uttar pradesh. Although Mahindra has been the market leader in tractors across India for last 25 years, Massey Ferguson has had a major market share in Rajasthan. One of the most popular models of MF is 1035 DI.

TAFE's tractor group is the second largest manufacturer of tractors in the world by volume in the sub-100 HP category and is among the top six tractor manufacturers in the world by volume.

Product Range TAFE and its wholly owned subsidiary TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited offer a range of tractors in the sub 100 HP segment in both aircooled and water cooled platforms to meet the varied needs of its customers. The diesel engines manufactured at the Engines plant at Alwar provide captive and mobile power to a number of applications

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  1. ^ a b Managed by a board of Directors, headed by Mr. A. Sivasailam, the Chairman of the board, it is the largest company in the Chennai based light engineering conglomerate, The Amalgamations Group. Ms Mallika Srinivasan, a Director on the Board handles the operations at TAFE. TAFE : Heritage


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