Sonalika Tractors clocks 11,656 unit sales in April, buoyed by market share gains and monsoon hopes | Autocar Professional


Sonalika Tractors reported a record 11,656 tractor sales in April 2024, marking a strong start to the new fiscal year and continuing its year-over-year market share gains, according to a company statement released on Friday.

The leading tractor manufacturer expressed optimism for the upcoming year, citing a weakening El Nino effect and predictions of above-normal monsoon rains. These factors are expected to lead to faster refilling of reservoirs, potentially translating into healthy demand for tractors throughout the year.

“We are elated to have begun our FY25 voyage with such an exciting performance,” said Raman Mittal, Joint Managing Director, International Tractors Limited.  However, the company did not disclose the specific details of its updated market share.

Sonalika Tractors had previously announced its highest-ever overall annual market share of 15.3% in April, along with the distinction of being the only tractor brand to witness domestic market growth in FY24. The company also held the top spot among Indian tractor exporters in FY24, capturing a 34.4% market share, a significant 6.2 percentage point increase.

In a sign of confidence for future demand, Sonalika announced a Rs 1,000 crore investment in March for a new tractor assembly plant, along with an additional Rs 300 crore for a new high-pressure foundry.

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