Address: Escorts Limited (Agri Machinery Group), 18/4,
Mathura Road, Faridabad 121 007, Haryana, India.
Telephone: + 91 129 528 3071
Fax: + 91 129 528 4802
E.mail address: Vijay_Raina@escorts.co.in
Escorts Limited is the flagship Company of the Escorts Group - a premier engineering group in India with 19 modern manufacturing plants and a turnover of nearly USD 1 billion. The group manufactures equipment for the core sectors of agriculture, transportation, construction and telecommunications and has achieved market leadership in each of the product categories.
In the agricultural sector, having commenced its manufacturing operations in 1964, Escorts has emerged as a leading manufacturer of agricultural tractors and combine harvesters. With a field population of over 0.6 million tractors and a current production of over 50,000 tractors per annum, ESCORTS are among the largest selling tractors in India where every fourth tractor is from ESCORTS.
The Product range being offered to its global distribution comprises of three different brands and eleven models covering the economy, value and premium market segments in the 27 - 75 HP range. All the tractors models are currently being manufactured in 2 wheel drive versions and the development of the Mechanical Front Wheel Assist versions is at an advanced stage and are expected to be made available by mid 2001.
The strategic business goal of Escorts is to become the world's largest tractor manufacturer in the sub 100 HP category with presence in all significant markets. As part of this globalization drive, Escorts has already established distribution network in a number of countries including having set-up assembly-cum-distribution Joint Ventures in United States and Poland. A formal West European launch is expected to be made by end of Year 2001 after the availability of the MFWD versions and discussions are at an advanced stage for establishing a Joint Venture Company for marketing of these tractors in Europe. All the Overseas investments are being channelled though its wholly owned subsidiary viz. Escorts Agri. Machinery Inc. which has been incorporated in USA.
To support its globalisation drive, Escorts has established one of the finest manufacturing and design infrastructure among all tractor manufacturers of the world through comprehensive Business Process Re-engineering of its facilities. While its current products already meet the US and European Tier I Emmission norms, Escorts is currently developing a new state-of-the-art range of Engines to comply with the Tier III Emmission norms. Concurrently, all its existing products are being upgraded to meet the customer expectations of its principal overseas markets. Escorts is also an ISO 9001 accredited company having established quality systems to deliver continuous improvements and expediously meet the customer expectations.