Yanmar is an internationally renowned company for manufacturing modern agricultural machinery founded in 1912 in Osaka, Japan.
Currently, Yanmar has operations in more than 130 countries around the world, reads a press release.
ACI Motors is the largest agricultural machinery supplier in Bangladesh which has been making a unique contribution to the country’s agriculture since its inception in 2007.
ACI Motors reached a new milestone by signing an agreement in November 2018 with Yanmar to supply the best quality harvesters and transplanters to revolutionize rice and wheat harvesting in Bangladesh and solve labour shortage issues.
ACI Motors has been helping to ensure food production and supply in the country by supplying more than 2500 Yanmar harvesters and 500 units of Yanmar transplanters across the country since the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Aiming to take the agriculture of Bangladesh to a higher level, Yanmar, in collaboration with ACI Motors, wants to set up an Agri-Technology Park in Bangladesh.
Yanmar’s modern tractors, harvesters, rice transplanters, seeding machines and potato harvester machines will be displayed at the park for the general public.
On the occasion of the announcement of the establishment of Yanmar Technology Park, a grand ceremony was organized on Tuesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dhaka.
Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque was present as the chief guest at the inauguration event.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki was the special guest in the program. Nagamori Masuda, president of Yanmar Agri-Business, Dr Arif Dowla, managing director of ACI Limited and other top officials of ACI Motors were present at the event.
Minister of Agriculture Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque announced the establishment of Yanmar Agri-Technology Park in Bangladesh. In order to establish this Agri-Technology Park, Yanmar Agri-Business President Nagamori Masuda handed over two types of modern tractors, three types of Yanmar combine harvesters, two types of Yanmar transplanters and Yanmar potato harvesters to the Minister of Agriculture of Bangladesh.
If this modern agri park opens, Bangladeshi farmers, students, agriculturists and agricultural research institutes will get the opportunity to look at Yanmar’s modern agricultural machines.