Motorco – A Second Life for Agricultural Equipment

Motorco – A Second Life for Agricultural Equipment

Motorco is a subsidiary of EFCO specialized in shipping, introducing and maintaining used agricultural and forestry equipment. In 2014 Motorco was established to ship a container of used agricultural equipment to the remote village Magunguli, Tanzania for the purpose of agricultural improvement. Since then, mechanics and farmers from Hüsler Building und Agricultural Mechanics in Heimisbach, Emmental (www.mobilewerkstatt.ch) have made regular visits to maintain and repair this equipment.

The equipment (tractor, mower and trailer) have allowed the transport of goods and significantly raised harvests in the region. Through ongoing training, farmers in Magunguli have learned to cultivate land and make basic repairs through taking up skills of welding and mechanical repairs. A welding hub has been established which is also frequented by farmers not engaged in the project for small scale repairs of home and farming equipment.