AGCO to invest US$100 million in Africa

Massey Ferguson tractorAGCO will invest US$100mn in Africa within the next three years as the farm equipment manufacturer shifts its focus towards commercial farming 

The company set up a US$35mn parts warehouse in Johannesburg in May, signed a deal with Algeria Tractors in August, and has plans in place to construct a plant to produce Massey Ferguson tractors.

“We are in for the long-term in Africa,” said Nuradin Osman, director for Africa and the Middle East at AGCO. “We’re coming here for 100 years and more. The only frontier left for arable land is in Africa.”  

AGCO hopes to manufacture 1,500 Massey Ferguson tractors in 2013 at its factory based in Algeria, according Philip de Leon, director of global trade relations at AGCO.

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