Century Tractors was founded in the late 1990s as a part of American Jawa, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. American Jawa was a US-based importer of tractors, including Zetor and later Landini. Century tractors were built in South Korea by Kukje. They were later renamed the Zetor C-series for a short time in 2003, and the Century brand was dropped. That only lasted a year or so, and the Zetor C-series was also dropped. In the USA, the Kukje-built tractors continued to be available under the Branson Tractors livery.