Delegate Profile

Mr Sumant khanna
Head - Africa, International Business
Escorts Limited
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Industry / Sector
Agriculture & Allied Services
Personal Profile
Mr. Sumant Khanna is Post Graduate in International Business and has over 21 years of work experience and have worked with leading brands like Hero, Piaggio, Pidilite, Sonalika and now Escorts. He has varied experience of leading and establishing products in segments like automobiles, tractors and farm equipment’s. He has travelled to more than 35 countries developing long term associations and business relations in Asia & Africa. He has more than 15 years of work experience in African markets and currently working with Escorts Agri Machinery Group as Head – Africa with International Business Division heading Project sales for the group & sales in African continent. Escorts Agri Machinery Group has business presence in 62 Global markets.
Company Profile
The Escorts Group is among India's leading engineering conglomerate operating in areas of Tractors, Agri-Machinery, Construction & Railway equipment. Escorts Agri Machinery (EAM) commenced its operations in 1964 and has since pioneered farm mechanization in India. Over a million tractors have rolled out from the facilities of Escorts. In addition to Tractors, EAM also manufactures a wide range of Gensets and Agri Equipment & Implements under its FarmPower range. Farmtrac and Powertrac are leading brand of tractors from house of Escorts, ranging from 12HP – 120HP, in Compact, Utility, Narrow, CRDI and Higher HP segments. EAM has already produced in house Stage IIIA, IIIB and V emission compliant engines up to 90 HP and has tractor range certified and homologated for tough markets in Europe and America. In December 2018, Escorts has formed a joint venture with Japan's Kubota Corporation to produce high-end technology tractors for domestic as well as export geographies. Our global JV with Kubota brings proven Japanese process excellence and quality benchmarks for a technology-led collaborative growth in domestic and export markets. ESCORTS ranks among the top conglomerates in India, with the country’s most modern tractor manufacturing plants and annual turnover is around $ 1 Billion. EAM commenced tractor operations in 1964 in cooperation with URSUS (Poland). Subsequent collaborations with FORD MOTOR CO., USA (1969 –1996) and CLAAS, Germany and Carraro – Italy, placed us among the leading manufacturers of agriculture tractors and farming equipment. Manufacturing capacity of 150,000 tractors per annum The company has been certified as the first tractor company in the world with the prestigious TS16949 certification for its quality management. The Certification means that the company’s products meet the customer’s requirement fully with special focus on quality, Cost and timely deliveries. EAM has been certified with ISO 90001:2015 for scope of design, marketing, sales, service, manufacturing & Export of tractors. EAM has in recent times taken technology and innovation leaps by introduced India’s first HST ( Hydro Static Transmission) on its Compact range, Electric Tractor and now an Autonomous Tractor in partnership with global technology leaders like Microsoft, Trimble, WABCO, Motherson Sumi and Reliance Jio. With a customer centric approach, Escorts is now developing new platforms like Crop Solutions & Traxi With our manufacturing plants in India & Poland and a strong sales & distribution channel, we have a global presence in 62 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, South East Asia and The America’s. Escorts is only Indian Tractor company to have manufacturing plant in Europe based out of Poland where it makes Europeline range of Tractors with latest technology and markets across Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. To make modern farming more efficient, Escorts Training and Development Centers(ETDC) & Parts Hub are established in India, Poland, Mexico , Sudan , Bangladesh to provide trainings & easy access to spare parts to farmers, employees, dealers, salesmen, government nominees, agricultural and engineering students. Escorts is focused on its 2022 growth strategy to become a truly global player by offering 360 Degree Agri Solutions