Tile Hill Kid - Massey Ferguson Company

a familiar early 1960's Massey Ferguson tractor

Aerial photo of the Massey Ferguson Tractor Works, Banner Lane, Tile Hill. The late Harry Ferguson moved into the premises - which once housed the Standard Motor Car Company - in 1946. The Massey Ferguson Company was formed by a merger between Massey Harris and the Ferguson Company farm machinery manufacturer in 1953, creating the company Massey Harris Ferguson. However, in 1958 the name was shortened for the first time to coin the brand Massey Ferguson. Later the company existed only as a brand name used by AGCO.

 1981 entrance to the Massey Ferguson factory at Banner Lane

 

1994 photo showing the entrance name had changed to AGCO.

 

July 2012, the landmark Massey Ferguson Tower, just before demolition. The 2002 closure of Massey Ferguson's Banner Lane plant ended 56 years of tractor production at the Coventry works. Banner Lane had grown to become the world's largest factory devoted solely to the production of tractors. In total, more than three million machines rolled off the production line 1946-2002.
see 'The Demolition of the Tower Block'.

 


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