Polish tractor firm Ursus bolsters African position with Tanzanian deal
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish tractor firm Ursus has signed a contract with Tanzania's National Service Corporation Sole (SUMA JK).
The deal was signed in the presence of Prime Minister of Tanzania Mizengo Pinda, Minister of National Defence Hussein Ally Mwinyi and former president of Poland Lech Wałesa.
The agreement, which is worth USD 50 million, provides for the delivery of 2400 tractors, tools and spare parts, and includes equipping an assembly hall and service centres located in Tanzania.
“The tractors will be produced in Poland, but assembled in Tanzania,” noted Karol Zarajczyk, chairman of Ursus, in an interview with website money.pl.
“We will employ about 200 people there,” he added.
“We urge the Polish government to promote this kind of enterprise.”
The contract marks Ursus's third deal in Africa, a market that many Polish entrepreneurs are trying to cultivate at present. A Polish-African Economic Forum was held in the Polish parliament in May, and the Polish government has launched a programme called 'Go Africa' in order to boost economic ties. (nh/rk)