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Farmers urged to embrace mechanised farming

TRACTOR-SUGAR-PLANTATIONNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – Farmers have been urged to embrace mechanised farming to improve production and maximize on their profits.

According to Simba Corporation’s CEO, Adil Popat who spoke during a demonstration of their tractors to farmers, the company has devised equipment that meets their needs across the country.

“Our entry into the agriculture sector was informed by our commitment to enhance agriculture and farming mechanization in Kenya and because agriculture remains a crucial backbone of Kenya’s economy,” Popat said.

This follows the company’s entry into the tractor business to take over the Kenyan dealership of SAME Deutz-Fahr, an Italian manufacturer of agricultural equipment.

“We are excited to have a chance to contribute to the country’s most important industry through the Simba Corp Agricultural Division. We will spare no expense to ensure SAME Tractor owners enjoy world class services across our network,” he added.

The new division will also allow the franchise to offer nationwide service which includes genuine spare parts, a broad distribution network and tractor tracking solutions.

Robin Schalch, Simba Corp Agricultural Division Brand Manager added that the models are built with simplicity of design, unsurpassed reliability, outstanding fuel economy and minimal maintenance requirements. Additionally, Schalch said that the company has also set-up a fully-fledged after sales operation.

“This will consist of a genuine spare parts centre and nationwide mobile service coverage.

Simba Corp Agriculture Division will provide backup support for SAME through Simba’s branches in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Kisii, nationwide mobile service workshops as well as an extensive dealer network across the country for customers’ convenience.

According to the company, SAME tractors offer a versatile range of tractors for use in the open field, fruit orchards and vineyards. They are also engineered to increase power and efficiency while ensuring excellent cutting performance.

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“The tractors are built tough enough to handle long days of dedicated landscaping with ease and with a perfect balance of performance, efficiency and comfort,” Popat said in conclusion.

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