In 2021 the Versatile factory in Winnipeg, which has been building tractors for 55 years, will begin the manufacture and assembly of the company's line of tillage, including tandem and offset discs, vertical tillage and high speed compact discs. The addition of tillage compliments the tractor assembly lines, resuming Versatile's long history of building multiple products at the Winnipeg facility, including swathers, combines, sprayers, cultivators and seeding equipment. The tillage production line will be installed in an area formerly used for component staging and storage, making the overall plant more efficient while allowing the tractor assembly lines to increase production by enabling the company to capitalize on existing resources and economies of scale. Production at the former Ezee-On facility in Vegreville, Alta., will cease in September 2021.
The primary Canadian Versatile parts distribution warehouse, located next to the factory in Winnipeg, will be responsible for distribution of tillage parts, capitalizing on existing infrastructure and improving access to an increased supply of tillage parts. More tillage parts will also be made available through the US distribution centers in Blair, Neb., and West Memphis, Ark. The warehouse in West Memphis, Ark., will become a primary distribution point for Versatile Service Parts on December 1.