Massey Ferguson: A family company that became a pioneering brand.

Discover the milestones that formed the history of our brand.

Our Milestones

1847 - Daniel Massey first farm workshop

1847 - Daniel Massey first farm workshop

Daniel Massey was a farmer for several decades until he decided to focus his work on machinery repair and created the 'Massey Manufacturing Company' in 1847, in Newcastle (Ontario, Canada). That's how the story began. Fourty years later (1891), the company merged with 'A.Harris, Son and Company' to form 'Massey-Harris Limited'. We are 'Born To Farm' since the very beginning, just like you. Made by farmers, for farmers.

1933 - The birth of the Ferguson system ('Ferguson Black tractor')

1933 - The birth of the Ferguson system ('Ferguson Black tractor')

Harry Ferguson created his company by negotiating sales for tractor factories. However, he found that tractors and their implement towing coupling was too rudimentary and so he designed an integrated unit to couple tractor to implement. The Ferguson system was born, and became the global standard, allowing the effort to be transferred to the rear axle and the front axle for more grip and safety. This idea led to the production of the first ever prototype of the ‘Ferguson black tractor’, the ancestor of all modern tractors. This was the building block to bringing you straightforward and dependable machinery.

1936 - Launch of the "Ferguson Brown" tractor

1936 - Launch of the "Ferguson Brown" tractor

In 1936, the 'Ferguson Brown' tractor was introduced to the public and production began. Based on the 'Ferguson Black' prototype, this distinctive tractor was created by Harry Ferguson and manufactured by the David Brown Company. It was a true revolution and a special training school was set up to train farmers to maximize the performance of this new tractor. Farmers are at the core of everything we do, and everything we have done. You can be assured that it will never change.

1953 - Massey Harris & Ferguson Merger

1953 - Massey Harris & Ferguson Merger

In 1953, Massey-Harris (Canada) and Harry Ferguson ltd (UK) merged together to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson. The association of these two pioneering brands brought the very best in tractor technology to create the ultimate farm machinery supplier. Our purpose has always been to provide you with a large range of products to fit your needs.

Milestone 5

Milestone 5

Stay tuned, this milestone will be revealed on Monday 11th july. Let's celebrate our 175 years together! In the meantime…be part of the celebrations and join us on our social media channels. See you on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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