The US Company AGCO is one of the leading international manufacturers and suppliers of agriculture equipment. It has an annual turnover of US$10,8 billion, employs 22 000 people and distributes through a network of 3 100 dealers in 140 countries.
The group’s leading brands include Massey Ferguson, Fent, Challenger and Valtra . It manufactures a very wide range of equipment including: tractors, combine harvesters, plows, tillers, mowers, balers, spreaders, sprayers, seeders, planters, material handling and power generators.
AGCO is considering sourcing components from South Africa for its manufacturing facilities in the USA and elsewhere. As part of the research, AGCO has requested the dti to assist them in identifying potential and interested manufacturers in South Africa. The following categories of products have been identified as a first phase: Forgings; Gears; Machined Components; Metal fabrications; Plastic components.
(All these components are for agricultural equipment manufacture only)
AGCO will be visiting South Africa early in 2015 to meet with interested manufacturers that meet their requirements.
South African manufacturers that want to be considered for future supplies to AGCO, are kindly requested to complete the schedule in RESOURCES in full. It should be returned as an attachment before 26 November to:
Richard Bean - email@example.com
Please note that the casting opportunities are collated by Steve Jardine form the NFTN. (firstname.lastname@example.org)