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Massey-Ferguson

From Graces Guide

In 1953 Massey-Harris and Ferguson became Massey-Harris-Ferguson, later known as Massey-Ferguson.

General

Following the merger of Massey-Harris and Ferguson both brands produced tractors whilst restructuring took place. Some existing models were renamed and the tractors had a new colour scheme of red and grey.

1958 Name changed to Massey-Ferguson.

1959 Bought the Banner Lane factory from Standard Motor Co

1959 Massey-Ferguson bought the Perkins Diesel Engine Co of Peterborough. Previously Massey-Ferguson had had to buy in engines but this purchase meant that they would have access to a variety of engines and they were also able to build engines to supply to other companies.

1960 Name changed.

1961 Manufacturers and distributors of agricultural and industrial tractors and machinery. 1,000 employees.

1961 Formation of Massey-Ferguson-Butler Ltd to sell agricultural buildings made by the Butler Manufacturing Co in Kansas, with ultimate aim of manufacturing them in the UK[1]

1963 Massey-Ferguson (Coventry) Ltd was incorporated

1964 Name changed to Massey Ferguson-Perkins Ltd

1983 Vickers sold Rolls-Royce Diesels at Shrewsbury to Massey-Ferguson[2]

1983 The name of Massey Ferguson-Perkins was changed to Perkins Engines Group Ltd

In the early 1990s Massey-Ferguson was bought out in two phases by the AGCO Corporation. In 1991 the United States business was purchased, followed by the remaining businesses in 1994.

Machinery

See Massey-Ferguson: Machinery

Tractors

See Massey-Ferguson: Tractors

Sources of Information

  1. The Times July 21, 1961
  2. The Times, Apr 03, 1984

See Also

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  • [1] Massey Ferguson history