BUSINESS ABROAD: The Flying Yorkshireman

Out of Southampton one day last week sailed a cargo of six knocked-down British tractors, bound for India. Their builder, David Brown, 50, Britain's third biggest maker of tractors (after Harry Ferguson and Ford), had stolen a march on competitors. Instead of trying to hurdle India's import barriers on foreign goods, he had signed a deal with Bombay's locally owned Mahindra-Mahindra plant to assemble and sell his machines. After the tractors, Brown dispatched a team of instructor technicians to set up a tractor school in India. Before long, he hopes to have...

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