Orthman Opens New Production Facility in South Africa


The Lexington-based Orthman Manufacturing has announced the opening of a new production facility in South Africa.

The Kempton Park product assembly facility and warehouse will help meet the agricultural needs in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region.

"The facility in South Africa allows us to providethe right machinery and agronomic solutions for the land, ultimately helpingthe people of this region see greater success," said Orthman President John McCoy.

The new facility provides products andsupport services to the Orthman and John Deere dealer network in that region. Included in the plants production is the 1tRIPr strip-tillage machine and 1tRIPr XDR Combo Planter.

The Combo Planter is specifically configured to meet that region's needs, according to Orthman officials.

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