Eicher is an Indian manufacturer of farm tractors owned by TAFE. Eicher's origins are with the German tractor manufacturer, Eicher, founded in 1930. Eicher (German) established Eicher (India) in 1959. The German Eicher had financial difficulties beginning in the 1970s; the company had several owners before disappearing in 2006. Eicher (India) continued to produce tractors throughout the period and tractor division was sold to TAFE in 2005.