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SHAKTIMAN and GRIMME form Joint Venture for Root Crop Solutions

KJ Staff
KJ Staff

SHAKTIMAN, India’s leading agricultural implements manufacturer and GRIMME, Germany, the world leader in farm machinery & technology for potato, sugar beet & vegetable have joined hands to form a 50:50 joint venture to develop as well as market potato and other root crop machines in India. The JV will leverage excellent German technology from GRIMME and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities of SHAKTIMAN to design and develop full-line solutions for potato and other root crops. The JV will enable both partners to optimize their current and future capabilities in the sub-75 HP category.

1. SHAKTIMAN and GRIMME eyes at world’s 2nd largest Potato producing country

2. The Machines will be marketed through strong dealer network of SHAKTIMAN in India.

3. It is a classic amalgamation of technology from GRIMME and world class manufacturing facilities of SHAKTIMAN.

Established in 1997 in Rajkot Gujarat, Tirth Agro Technology Pvt. Ltd. is the world’s largest manufacturer of Rotary tillers, the company is leading Indian Manufacturer of Agricultural implements under brand name ‘SHAKTIMAN’. Company has expanded its product folio to entire crop cycle from Rotary tillers, Flail Mowers, to High tech equipment like self-propelled sprayers, paddy combine harvesters & Sugar cane harvester, SHAKTIMAN products are being exported to 90 countries through a network of more than 1000 dealers worldwide.


The GRIMME Group based in Damme, Germany is a family business founded in 1861.  Members of the GRIMME group are the GRIMME Landmaschinenfabrik located in Damme, Germany (plant 1) and Rieste, Germany (plant 2), the North American Potato Machinery manufacturer

SPUDNIK located in Idaho, USA and the Danish vegetable machinery manufacturer ASA-LIFT (Sorø/Denmark). With more than 150 various machine types for the potato, beet and vegetable technology the GRIMME group offers the widest and most extensive product range in this segment.


Mr. Franz-Bernd Kruthaup CEO GRIMME said ‘‘our combined expertise will enable this JV to harness the expanded opportunities and offer the farming community with reliable & world class machines. We look forward to a new future that will revolutionize the root crop market in India and beyond’’.

Mr. Dinesh Vashishtha, Chief Sales & Marketing officer, Tirth Agro Technology Pvt. Ltd. said, “SHAKTIMAN-GRIMME JV will be able to bridge the big gaps in farm mechanization for potato cultivation in India with availability of technically advance, indigenized and affordable machines. The JV aims to provide complete farm machinery solution starting from Seed Beed preparation to Post Harvest solutions for root crops like Potato, Onion, Garlic and Turmeric etc. The products marketed under the brand SHAKTIMAN-GRIMME and will be rolled out to international markets thru’ world-wide network of both the companies in the coming years.

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