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    THE VISITING IVORY COAST FOREIGN MINISTER, M. ASSOUAN ARSENE USHER, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WENT TO COVENTRY,?

  • Description

    THE VISITING IVORY COAST FOREIGN MINISTER, M. ASSOUAN ARSENE USHER, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WENT TO COVENTRY, IN THE ENGLISH MIDLANDS, TO LOOK OVER THE BIGGEST TRACTOR-PRODUCING FACTORY IN THE WORLD. THIS IS RUN BY MASSEY-FERGUSON LIMITED, WHICH HAS 41 FACTORIES IN TWELVE COUNTRIES AND SELLS ITS PRODUCTS IN A TOTAL OF 166 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES.

    MASSEY-FERGUSON, WHICH ORIGINATED IN CANADA AND HAS ITS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS THERE, IS A WORLD-WIDE ORGANISATION WITH ITS MAIN SELF-CONTAINED AND AUTONOMOUSLY MANAGED OPERATIONS UNITS IN NORTH AMERICA, BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, ITALY, SOUTH AFRICAN, BRAZIL AND MEXICO. IT HAS A TOTAL SALES GREATER THAN THE INCOME OF MANY COMPANIES - MORE THAN 913,000,000 U.S. DOLLARS.

    THE OPERATIONS UNIT IN COVENTRY INCLUDE A SEPARATE ORGANISATION CALLED MASSEY-FERGUSON (EXPORT) LIMITED, AND IT MARKETS PRODUCTS FROM ALL THE OTHER OPERATIONS UNITS IN THE 150 OR SO COUNTRIES NOT COVERED BY THE OTHER OPERATIONS UNITS. THE COVENTRY FACTORY IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRACTOR-PRODUCING FACTORY, WITH AN ANNUAL CAPACITY OF 100,000 UNITS, MOST OF WHICH ARE EXPORTED. A NEW MACHINE LEAVES THE HIGHLY-AUTOMATED FACTORY'S ASSEMBLY LINE AT THE RATE OF ONE EVERY 2 1/2 MINUTES.

    MR. USHER IS ON A WEEK'S OFFICIAL VISIT TO BRITAIN AND HAS ALREADY HAD TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS INCLUDING HIS BRITISH COUNTER-PART, FOREIGN SECRETARY MICHAEL STEWART. THEY DISCUSSED TOPICS INCLUDING THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR AND WAYS OF GETTING THE TWO SIDES TOGETHER FOR NEGOTIATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAK5UW504QO4QOL43L621BLS6J
    Media URN:
    VLVAK5UW504QO4QOL43L621BLS6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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