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Mahindra & Mahindra set to buy Big Tractor Company ‘Erkunt’ in Turkey for Rs 800 crore

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has finalized the pacts to obtain Turkey-based Erkunt Group’s tractor manufacturing and foundry business Rs 800 crore.

The organization will gain 100 percent of the offer capital of Erkunt Traktor Sanayii A.S for Rs 478 crore and no less than 80 percent of Erkunt Sanayi A.s, which is the foundry business.

Erkunt Traktor Sanayii A.S holds 35 percent stake in Erkunt Sanayi A.S. The transaction of the deals is expected to be closed by November 30,


The Turkish Company Erkunt is one of the nation’s top five tractor manufacturers. This would be M&M’s second tractor obtaining in Turkey this year. In January 2017, it had procured Turkish organization Hisarlar.

Turkey is Europe’s largest tractor market and globally commands a 3 percent market share in the agri-machinery industry.

Mahindra is hoping to access the farm equipment market, in which Erkunt Traktor operates at a strong foothold, through this acquisition.

The profit-making Turkish company earned a revenue of 314 million Turkish Lira against 4,700 sold tractors in the financial year 2016.

Erkunt Traktor markets tractors with the brand name ‘Erkunt’ in Turkey and fares to the remote market with under the brand ‘Arma Trac’.

The Erkunt Foundry, in which Mahindra got 80 percent of the offer capital, works in the casting and machining equipment. It has the ability to fabricate motor pieces, barrel heads, and transmission cases.

The Foundry likewise gets 75 percent of its income from sending out to the European Union, United Kingdom, and some different nations.

The procurement is a piece of M&M’s arrangement to twofold its worldwide income to USD 5 billion by 2019. It is focusing on 50 percent incomes from worldwide markets by 2019.

On Tuesday, the organization revealed the nation’s first driverless tractor. The tractor can auto-direct and can identify and stay away from impediments. It is additionally fit for making programmed headland turns, programmed lift and drops and make emergency stops.

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