Boksburg, 14 September 2021
Argo Tractors is one of the world’s leading agricultural tractor manufacturers. Landini and McCormick are two of the best-known and most respected brands in agricultural mechanisation globally. With solid roots in the specialist vineyard, orchard and vegetable sectors, as well as in row crops, the company is set for a great future working closely with farmers world-wide.
During a ground-breaking ceremony in Pomona today, Argo Tractors announced the opening of a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Kempton Park, South Africa.
Speaking about the new facility, Simeone Morra, Director Corporate Business of Argo Tractors stated: “The decision to invest in this endeavour stems from our global vision to provide excellent customer service in all our strategic markets including South African”.
Argo Tractors plans to officially open the facility, that will also be the new headquarters of Argo Tractors South Africa, in April 2022.
“The new site will be home to an advanced training centre that will ensure continues development of the necessary technical and application skills within the dealer network. The building is also designed to host our customers for special events as well as introduction of new products, services and technology. This facility will be a cutting-edge operational site dedicated to high-performance products and parts designed for modern agriculture,” Godfried Heydenrych, Managing Director Argo Tractors South Africa said.
The new building was specifically designed and built to meet the expanding needs of customers. Located in Pomona Kempton Park, the 6400 m² new facility will be pressurised to minimise dust and will utilise natural light enabling the company to use less electricity. The assembly area will be equipped with 9 assembly bays which will be utilised to locally assemble tractors and implements that will reduce shipping cost and supports localisation and job creation The latest technology in agricultural tractors and equipment will be on display in the 700 m² showroom. 2000m² dedicated to Parts Warehouse
“We are committed to providing our customers with world class equipment matched by outstanding service,” Heydenrych said. “The new facility will equip our staff and dealers with the support they need not only regarding sales, but most importantly, to grow customer relations and after-sale service.“
The full operation of the company including the administrative, marketing, sales, technical support and parts and training will be relocated to this new facility supporting the markets of Angola, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“People and the environment are at the centre of our company mission and this will manifest in our commitment to make the workplace safe and comfortable for our employees,” Heydenrych said.
Since 1994 Argo Industrial (Pty) Ltd expanded its product base to Landini and McCormick tractors, Maschio Gaspardo and Morra implements and Sigma 4 front loaders. “Business and market share growth has necessitated the investment in this new facility, in turn this will support further growth of the business in South Africa and Sub-Saharan markets.” Simeone Morra concluded.
Argo Tractors Spa, a multinational company within the Argo Industrial Group, based in Fabbrico (RE) – Italy conceives, manufactures and distributes Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractors.
The centrality of the man in the mission of Argo Tractors has the double aim of making safer and more comfortable the work of farmers and contractors and of those who every day – in our factories – dedicate themselves with passion to constantly improving the efficiency and performance of our products.
Continuous product innovation and the ability to satisfy all customer needs have established Argo Tractors among the world’s leaders in agricultural mechanisation. Made in Italy Quality is our central value, while opening our vision to embrace the global market. A consolidated turnover of 500 million euros, 1,600 employees, 5 factories, an annual production capacity of 22,000 tractors, 8 commercial branches worldwide, 130 importers and 2,500 dealerships: these figures highlight our ongoing growth and strength.
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