September 1, 2016
Claas of America has entered into an agreement with Agile Manufacturing to provide tractor preparation services for North America. Agile will manufacture local components, as well as prepare machines for shipment. The prep center will be located at Agile’s new South Dakota facility, in Worthing, S.D.
Claas, whose manufacturing plants are located in France and Germany, recently introduced its Xerion 4x4 tractor to the North American market.
DAKOTA CONNECTION: The Xerion 4x4 tractor is made in France and Germany, and will be prepped for shipment to North American markets in Worthing, S.D. Photo: Claas
“North American farmers have unique demands requiring specialized tractor components. Our new relationship with Agile Manufacturing allows that important prep work to be done locally,” says Drew Fletcher, Claas of America’s product manager for tractors. “Agile’s strong reputation and extensive manufacturing experience aligned well with our exacting requirements.”
Claas is best known in North America for its premium lines of Jaguar forage harvesters, Lexion combines and an extensive range of balers and hay tools. The expansion of tractors into the North American market helps round out its offering as a long-line manufacturer.
“We are honored and excited to be part of Claas’ expanding activities in North America,” explains Michael Feilmeier, president of Agile Manufacturing. “Over the last several years we have made substantial investments in our capability, quality and personnel. Being able to earn the business of a global industry leader like Claas is a testament to our employees and the work they are doing.”
Agile Manufacturing designs, manufactures and markets material-handling equipment for agricultural and industrial use.
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