Updated: Mar 16, 2021
As a dealer, we get a slew of questions about the TYM tractor brand.
We want to help you understand who they are --- and their evolution to one of the top tractor brands in history.
And as a quick aside --- we are here to help you purchase a new tractor and implements when the time is right.
Let’s get to it.
Tong Yang Moolsan, sometimes referred to as TYM, is a company based in Seoul, South Korea.
It was established in 1951.
Early tractors were based on Iseki designs, from Japan.
They have built tractors for other companies and been sold under various brands, including: Same and Nibbi of Italy; Tong Yang; TYM; Mahindra of India sold in the United States since 1999.
TYM has four divisions: machinery (tractors, harvesters), metals (silverware), cultural services, and cigarette filter.
Bokun Enterprise was founded in 1960.
It changed its name to Tong Yang Moolsan in 1962.
In 1964, it took over Korea Convenience and commenced manufacture export of stainless steel flatware and castings.
In 1968, it merged with Korea Light Metal and commenced agricultural Machinery production.
In 1972, the first factory of stainless steel flatware established.
In 1973, Anyang Farm Machinery Factory established; company shares opened to the public.
In 1979, they merged with Far-East Filter.
TYM's Research and Development Institute and Agricultural Machinery Training Institute were established in 1993.
They obtained ISO 9002 certification in 1995.
They established Tong Yang Agricultural Machinery (Suzhou) in 2000 and they obtained ISO 9001 certification in 2001 and ISO 14001 Certification in 2002.
They established TYM-USA in the USA in 2004 and LTYM in China in 2004.
In 2021, TYM Tractors did a complete rebranding. The new TYM logo unleashes the TYM characteristics of powerful machinery that is both agile and elegant. The bold monogram is evocative of the Korean tiger and the letters T-Y-M within the same space.
And keep in mind that Team Tractor and Equipment is one of the leading TYM Tractor dealers.
Hopefully, this brief article has helped you get a very basic understanding of the history of the TYM Tractor Company. There’s plenty more to learn. We’re here to help.
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