Manufacturers in the North American markets for farm tractors and self-propelled combine harvesters must adopt competitive strategies in view of the mature market conditions. Focusing on offering a wider product range at the right prices and a comprehensive customer service package along with technical expertise and quality is the need of the moment. Establishing efficient distribution networks and broadening their geographic coverage will also serve enterprises well.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (industrialautomation.frost.com), North American Farm Tractors and Self-Propelled Combine Harvesters Markets, reveals that revenues in these markets totaled $7.73 billion in 2004 and projects to reach $8.49 billion in 2011.
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“Price being a major growth factor, farm equipment companies are devising pricing strategies to boost the demand for their products,” explains Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Alok Tiku. “Their focus is on lowering manufacturing costs while continuing to offer quality and maintaining profit margins.”
Customers are demanding machinery that is economical to operate and can perform various functions simultaneously. Besides, all equipment has to meet stringent safety and environmental requirements. This necessitates high investments in research and development activities.
However, the key concern for the North American farm tractor sellers is the increasing influx of companies from Asia Pacific, especially in the low-horsepower (hp) equipment area. These enterprises, profiting from lesser operating and labor costs, pitch their products within price ranges below the ones offered by their domestic counterparts.
Nonetheless, factors such as increasing purchasing power fueled by higher net farm income and a simultaneous hike in the commodity prices on account of greater consumption of grain products continue to sustain the overall market.
“With increasing crop and livestock prices and the availability of favorable tax provisions, farm machinery sales are likely to soar,” notes Tiku. “The growing popularity of precision farming methods and increasing use of global positioning system (GPS) are driving demand for precise and efficient farm tractors and combine harvesters.”
The market is set to flourish due to the interest and end-user confidence this equipment is generating. Superior customer service, increasing income for farmers, competitive prices and a need to be on par with the technological innovations are likely to provide further impetus to growth.
Overall, the increasing demand for low and medium horsepower farm tractors is driving the farm tractor market. Market participants are also benefiting from the continued mergers and acquisitions currently seen in the market and a strong orientation toward service and support.
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