TAFE and TMTL have a well established R&D function operating out of their Sembium (Chennai) and Mandideep (Bhopal) plants, staffed with over 300 specialist engineers. The main thrust of the R&D function is sustainability and economic benefit to society and to launch products that meet evolving customer needs continually, leveraging the most relevant technologies in both products and processes.
TAFE's R&D facility at Chennai is a centre of excellence in farm machinery design and development since its inception in 1961. It has also been recognized by DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, for many years now. It has developed a range of products that have helped TAFE expand in both the domestic and exports markets and empowered it to become one of the top exporters of tractors from India and being the preferred choice of customers in over 82 countries. Through IT enabled processes, new product launch cycle time has been significantly reduced.
TMTL's R&D centre at Bhopal is a well equipped farm machinery and application engineering centrethat has successfully brought out a range of cost effective, robust and user-friendly tractors and equipment over the last fifty years. Developing a range of both air-cooled and water-cooled tractors, the centre has a strongfocus on cost, customer and innovation, with an extensive testing and validation facilities.