Sonalika Solis 120 is the first indigenous built 120 hp tractor in India; signifies the Make in India campaign with export capability to many overseas markets
Sonalika ITL is one of the top 3 manufacturers in the Indian tractor industry. The company has launched the first ever 120 hp tractor of India Solis 120 today. The new tractor will not only be sold in Indian domestic market, but also it will be exported to the overseas markets.
The Slis 120 have been designed keeping the ergonomic efficiency in mind. The company claims, the tractor comes bearing the international design. The tractor gets power from a 6 cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a 24+24 gearbox. This powertrain ensures 4500 kg lifting capacity. The Solis 120 tractor truly signifies the Make in India campaign.
Solis is quite strong brand in the tractor market in European and African markets. The company has a sub compact range comprising Solis 20, Solis 26 tractors. It also has a narrow tractor range comprising Solis 60, Solis 90. Both these range of tractors are very popular in European markets. Now with the introduction of Solis 120, the company has strengthened its footstep in the 110 hp – 120 hp range as well.
Solis 110 has been the first Indian tractor with 110 hp of peak power to be sold in overseas markets. Altogether, Sonalika ITL exports tractors to 24 European countries along with several African and Asian markets. Since 2012 the company has exported more than 65,000 tractors to the international markets. Last month, it became one of the leading tractor exporters by exporting more than 1,500 tractors.
Interestingly, the Sonalika ITL has a 60% market share in Algeria, 22% in Nepal and 20% in Bangladesh. In last four months it has seen an overall sales growth of 24%. The company was formed in 1996, and since then it has been a major player in the tractor industry. Now the company also plans to assemble the products in China and US by setting up new plants.