Amazone acquires Vogel & Noot

European farm machinery manufacturer, Amazone, has acquired the Austrian built Vogel & Noot plough range which will now be available in Australia through Claas dealers. Source: The Land The Amazone Group purchased the plough production facility of Vogel & Noot, based in Hungary in late 2016, after the Austrian parent company filed for insolvency in August 2016. […]

Yamaha acquisition of Subaru Industrial Power Products

Yamaha’s small engine division is expanding its reach in the generator, lawn and garden markets business with the acquisition of Subaru Industrial Power Products. Source: Farm Weekly The deal, which is expected to be completed by October 2017, was reached between the Japanese parent companies, Yamaha Motor and Fuji Heavy Industries. The deal followed Fuji’s […]

Kubota announces new president for Europe

Kubota Corporation has appointed Kazunari Shimokawa as the new president of Kubota Europe SAS, based in France. Source: AFDJ eNews He succeeds Nobuyuki Ishii, who returned to Osaka, Japan as the Deputy General Manager of Farm and Industrial Machinery Domain, Strategy and Operations Headquarters, Kubota Corporation. Kazunari Shimokawa joined Kubota 34 years ago and has […]

Amazone new Euro test centre

Amazonen-Werke has invested about 2 million Euros in buildings and equipment within a new test centre at the Hasbergen-Gaste factory. Source: AFDJ eNews At the official opening of the new building Dr. Rainer Resch, who is responsible for research and development, emphasised that this test and research facility will be a decisive factor in helping […]

AGCO recognized for supply chain financing

AGCO and PrimeRevenue a leading global platform for working capital finance solutions, have been recognized for “Best Customer Implementation of Supply Chain Financing Solutions” by Global Finance magazine. Source: AFDJ eNews The joint award was presented at the 2017 BAFT (Bankers Association for Finance and Trade) Europe Bank to Bank Forum conference held in Spain. […]

Tinder for Tractors

A new website, known to some as “Tinder for tractors,” is on its way in Canada. Called AnyQuip it matches owners of heavy equipment with potential renters. Source: CBC Canada “So if I own, one or 20, or 50 or 200 excavators I can create listings on our website,” the site’s chief marketing officer, Jennifer Lussier said. Equipment […]

Mahindra talks Turkey

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd announced its foray into Turkey through the acquisition of Hisarlar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (Hisarlar), a farm equipment company. Source: AFDJ eNews Under the transaction, which is expected to close by April 2017, Mahindra will acquire a 75.1% equity stake in Hisarlar. The association will help in growing the farm […]

Busy LAMMA show for CLAAS

Kicking off the New Year show season in style, the LAMMA Show at the East of England Showgrounds proved as popular as ever with the organisers reporting record attendance.  Sources: AFDJ eNews, Exhibition News More than 40,000 visitors and around 900 exhibitors from the farm machinery and equipment attended LAMMA 2017 on 18-19 January. It […]

Fendt and Fendt dealers win at AGRARTECHNIK

The prestigious AGRARTECHNIK Service Awards were presented for the 16th time on 13 January at the Landtechnische Unternehmertage conference in Würzburg. This award recognises the best agricultural machinery dealers at state, national and international level. Source: AFDJ eNews For the first time, the awards for the best “Innovations in Agricultural Machinery” were also presented. The […]

CFA warns of operating machinery in summer

The CFA has issued a stern warning to the public to follow its “Can I, Can’t I” rules when operating vehicles in dry grass during the fire danger period. Source: The Courier (Ballarat) It follows a grass fire in Davenport Road, Weatherboard, which began about 11am in a private farm paddock and was contained by […]