Chandigarh, May 7 (UNI) CLAAS India has commenced operations at its new plant at Morinda, near Chandigarh and the first Crop Tiger-60 combine harvester rolled out from the new facility today.
With this, the assembly line at Morinda has become perational and the complete production facilities are estimated to be completed in the fourth quarter of the current year.
The Crop Tiger has been developed in close association with German engineers at the CLAAS factory in Faridabad. In field operations during the last harvest, this new combine harvester has already shown extraordinary performance and a huge potential for Indian farmers.
Speaking at the launch at Morinda, CLAAS Group, Executive Vice President, Jan Hendrik Mohr said the company is also investing in its smaller harvester series in order to comprehensively supply this machine to the important Indian market. Therefore, new versions of the tried-and-tested Crop Tiger-30 and Crop Tiger-30 Terra Trac machines are now available in India, he added.
The Terra Trac combine harvester, which run on rubber tracks, were specially developed to suit the wet soils in rice-growing area.
The Crop Tiger-30 has an attractive design, a new engine which uses less fueld and is has a faster grain tank unloading facility.
With the new combine harvester and the factory in Morinda, CLAAS has emphasised its long-term commitment to India. The investment volume for the factory grounds measuring about 25 acres is around Rs 90 crore (approximately 14 million Euro) in the first phase. While in the first step, about 300 people will be employed at the new location, the number of employees will grow to approximately 500 in the mid-term.
The Crop Tiger-60 delivers excellent results and impresses with itshigh flexibility and multicrop ability. Thus it can harvest wheat, soyabean, mustard, variety of rice including high valued basmati, muchal and many more crops.
Besides India, the markets for the Crop Tiger machines are mainly South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Iran and many other countries in South East Asia. Furthermore, the company is also tapping the growing demand from African countries.
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