Varity Inc
Fate Merged
Successor LucasVarity plc
Founded 1986
Defunct 1996
Headquarters Toronto, Canada and later Buffalo, New York United States
Key people Victor A Rice
Industry Automotive
Products Braking, Diesel Engines and Electrical Systems
Employees 9,000
Subsidiaries Massey-Ferguson VarityPerkins


The company was created in 1986 from the remains of Massey-Ferguson of Toronto, Ontario and moved to Buffalo (672 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY) in 1991 and ceased to be a Canadian corporation.

In 1994 the farm equipment divisions of Varity were sold to the US-based AGCO Corporation who continue to use Massey-Ferguson as a product line.

In August 1996, Buffalo-based Varity merged with Birmingham UK based Lucas Industries plc (Automotive & Aerospace) to become British-based LucasVarity.

Subsequent history is covered under the LucasVarity page.

Massey-Ferguson exists today as the brand name within the AGCO Corporation of Duluth, Georgia, USA.

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