Italian firm to make tractors in Turkey
Italian SDF has set a partnership with locla Şahsuvaroğlu to start manufacturing tractors in Bandırma, targeting 10 percent of the market. Company photoThe Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF) Group, which has recently launched a partnership with the local Şahsuvaroğlu Group, will start producing tractors in the northwestern province of Balıkesir’s Bandırma district, as reported by daily Milliyet.
The SDF Group, a prominent tractor company, and SDF’s Turkey distributor, the Şahsuvaroğlu Group, founded an associated company in December 2012.
The SDF Group manufactures the well-known Lamborghini tractors as well as Same, Deutz-Fahr, Gregoire and Hürlimann tractors and agricultural machines, and has been distributing in Turkey since 2000. The SDF Group decided to establish a partnership with Şahsuvaroğlu to target expanding the Turkish tractor market.
The company was founded with 21 million Turkish Liras of capital with the SDF Group owning 85 percent of shares.
Established in 2009, the plant in Bandırma will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 10,000 Same and Deutz-Fahr tractors.
The SDF Group plans to develop a special model for Turkey in the future. The new company, which owns a 10 percent share of the Turkish tractor market, aims to export to the Middle East and Turkish Republics in Central Asia.
Turkey has a prominent tractor market relative to global tractor sales, with 36,000 sales in 2010 and 61,000 in 2011.
Along with Turkey’s developing market, the SDF Group has decided to establish tractor plants in Germany, France, Croatia, India, Russia and China.