AGCO

AGCO


AGCO Corporation is an American agricultural
equipment manufacturer based in Duluth, Georgia, United States. As a leading global manufacturer of agricultural
equipment, AGCO offers a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and
tillage equipment, which are distributed through more than 3,100 independent dealers and distributors
in more than 140 countries worldwide. History With roots firmly established in the farm
equipment industry, AGCO has a brand heritage reaching back to the mid-19th century. AGCO was established in 1990 when executives
at Deutz-Allis bought out Deutz-Allis North American operations from the parent corporation
KHD,, a German company that owned the Deutz-Fahr brand of agriculture equipment. KHD had purchased portions of the Allis-Chalmers
agricultural equipment business five years earlier. Since that time, AGCO has become a worldwide
farm machinery company through market growth, strategic acquisitions and cutting edge agricultural
solutions. The company was first called Gleaner-Allis
Corporation, then rearranged to be Allis-Gleaner Corporation, or AGCO. The design for these tractors and combines
were originally designed by Allis-Chalmers Corp. prior to the sellout to Deutz Allis. The Deutz-Allis line of tractors were renamed
AGCO-Allis, and Gleaner became a brand of its own for combines. The Deutz-Allis brand continued in South America
until 2001, when they were renamed AGCO-Allis. They continue in the lime-green livery. In 2001, AGCO Allis was renamed AGCO in North
America. In March 1991, AGCO purchased the Hesston
Corporation gaining hay and forage equipment as well as technologies such as the grain
auger, invented in 1947 by Lyle Yost. Hesston had a 50 percent joint venture with
Case International, now a part of CNH Global. AGCO purchased the White Tractor line from
the Allied Corporation’s White-New Idea company. In 1993, AGCO purchased the remainder of White-New
Idea, gaining New Idea hay equipment and manure spreaders, and White planters. White New Idea had a large manufacturing plant
which operated in Coldwater, Ohio, USA. Also in 1993, AGCO purchased the North American
distribution rights to Massey Ferguson, a worldwide agricultural equipment company. In 1994, they purchased McConnell Tractors,
manufacturer of the large articulated Massey Ferguson tractors. AGCO developed the Agcostar line of articulated
tractors. Later in 1994, the Black Machine line of planters
was purchased. 1995 saw the purchase of the AgEquipment Group,
which manufactured tillage equipment and loaders under the Glenco, Tye and Farmhand brands. In 1996, acquisitions went international with
the purchase of Iochpe-Maxion in Brazil. This was the Brazilian company that had rights
to the Massey Ferguson brand and manufacturing in the region, as well as the Maxion brand
of industrial equipment. This was also the year that AGCO purchased
Deutz Argentina, the number one leader of tractors in Argentina. Also in 1996, AGCO purchased Western Combine
Corporation and Portage Manufacturing in Canada. Western Combine had previously purchased the
assets of the Massey Combine Corporation’s combine operation, which had been spun off
by Massey-Ferguson. 1997 was the year of the major purchase of
Fendt in Germany, the leading German tractor company. Fendt is well known for its advanced technology. AGCO also acquired Dronningborg Industries
in Denmark, the manufacturer of European Massey-Ferguson combines, and former manufacturer of Dronningborg
combines. In 1998, AGCO made a joint venture with Deutz
AG to produce engines in Argentina, and purchased the Spra-Coupe and Willmar companies. Spra-Coupe and Willmar are leading sprayer
companies in North America. SpraCoupe originated in Bismarck, ND. Upon purchase by AGCO, the manufacturing of
SpraCoupes was moved to Willmar, Minnesota where the Willmar branded fertilizer tenders
and “Wrangler” articulated loaders were being manufactured. SpraCoupe and Willmar products were manufactured
in Willmar from 1998 to 2001. For the year 2000, AGCO bought out its partner
CNH Global N.V. in the Hay and Forage Industries joint venture. In 2001, AGCO purchased Ag-Chem Equipment,
expanding its application equipment business. Ag-Chem Equipment was based in Jackson, Minnesota
and developed the TerraGator flotation-type and RoGator rowcrop-type applicators. Also that year, the SpraCoupe and Willmar
brands moved their manufacturing from Willmar, MN to the Jackson, Minnesota facility and
the Agco-Allis and White tractor lines were merged in North America under the AGCO brand,
continuing in the orange color. 2002 was the year that AGCO purchased rights
to the Challenger name and the tracked tractors from the Caterpillar Corporation, giving AGCO
a well-known brand name and high-power tracked tractors. AGCO further developed the Challenger line
into: wheeled tractors, using tractors manufactured by Iseki, Agritalia, the Massey Ferguson factory
and the Brazilian Valtra factory; combines, rebranding some Massey Ferguson/Gleaner -built
combines; and hay equipment, using Hesston-built hay equipment. AGCO also purchased the Sunflower Manufacturing
Company in Beloit, Kansas, which manufactures tillage, seeding and specialty harvesting
equipment. 2004 brought about the purchase of the Valtra
tractor company from the Kone Group, in Finland. Valtra has some licensing agreements with
the Eicher company in India for tractor production, and also with the HEMA group in Turkey. The purchase of Valtra also included SISU
POWER engines. 2006 saw a re-focusing of the various brands,
and the reduction of individual brands. AGCO announced plans to combine some, and
make some only part of a larger brand, or co-branding. Examples include the Massey Ferguson 9635
Hesston self-propelled swather, and the AGCO 9365 Hesston self-propelled swather. Challenger has seen further expansion with
the further consolidation of the AgChem brand into Challenger, and the introduction of Agritalia
built tractors and an articulated Challenger tractor. In 2007, AGCO bought 50% of Laverda S.p.A
from ARGO SpA, which included the Gallagnani and Fella-Werke hay equipment brands. In 2008/2009 AGCO, the Challenger, Valtra,
and Massey Ferguson large row crop tractors were launched in Europe and North America
respectively with AGCO’s e3 Selective Catalytic Reduction emission reduction technology. Late in 2009, AGCO announced that it would
phase out the orange AGCO Tractors by 2011. In 2009, AGCO had sales of US$6.6 billion. In late 2010, AGCO announced the plan to acquire
the remaining 50% of Laverda, which included Fella-Werke as well. The acquisition was finalized in March 2011. In 2011, AGCO plans to transfer its high-horsepower
wheeled-tractor assembly of tractors sold in North America from Beauvais, France to
Jackson, Minnesota, where it will expand the plant by 75,000 square feet. In 2011, AGCO said that it will invest $40
million in its Hesston plant by building a new 200,000-square-foot painting and finishing
building. Construction began June 2011 and was completed
in 2013. In October 2011, AGCO purchased GSI. It was based in Assumption, Illinois and manufactures
grain storage and handling equipment as the GSI Group. In 2012. AGCO acquired 60% of Santal Equipamentos,
a sugar cane planting and harvesting equipment. AGCO purchased 80% of Shandong Dafeng Machinery
Co, a combine harvester manufacturer in China. AGCO formed the Algerian Tractors Company
joint venture with 49% ownership. In 2013, AGCO’s GSI acquired Johnson System,
a manufacturer of catwalks and towers. Core Brands
AGCO products are sold through five core brands: Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and
Valtra. Challenger, tractors, combine harvesters,
hay equipment available globally Fendt, high tech tractors, combine harvesters
in Europe GSI, grain storage, grain drying & conditioning
equipment, and material handling distributed worldwide
Massey Ferguson, full-line of tractors, combine harvesters, hay equipment available globally
Valtra, tractors in Europe, tractors and combine harvesters in South America
More Brands AGCO Allis, tractors distributed throughout
South America. AGCO Parts, replacement parts. AGCO Advanced Technology Solutions. AGCO POWER Engines, high performance/low emission
diesel engines 59 – 492 HP. AGCO SCR e3 Technology, after-treatment emission
controlling technology. Fella-Werke, forage harvesting implements. Gleaner, transverse rotor combine harvesters
distributed in North America, South America, and Australia, see also Gleaner Manufacturing
Company Laverda, combine harvesters. RoGator, high clearance self-propelled application
equipment, distributed as Challenger in markets outside North America and Australia. SpraCoupe, sprayers. Sunflower, tillage and seeding equipment. TerraGator, self-propelled application equipment,
distributed as Challenger in markets outside North America and Australia. White Planters, Official Website, planters
distributed in North America Willmar, pull-type application equipment and
Wrangler self-propelled loaders. Manufacturing locations AGCO North America
Hesston, Kansas, USA Beloit, Kansas, USA
Jackson, Minnesota, USA Independence, Missouri, USA
Querétaro, Bajío, Mexico AGCO South America
Haedo, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Rosario, Argentina
Canoas, Brazil Ibiruba, Brazil
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil Santa Rosa, Brazil
AGCO Europe Randers, Denmark
Linnavuori, Nokia, Finland Suolahti, Finland
Beauvais, France Feucht, Germany
Marktoberdorf, Germany Baeumenheim, Germany
Breganze, Italy Grubbenvorst, Venlo, Netherlands
Coventry, United Kingdom AGCO Africa
Constantine, Algeria AGCO Asia
Changzhou, China Jinan, China
Dindigul, India References External links AGCO
AGCO SEC Filings Alltractors.ru Энциклопедия тракторов

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