Farm Ireland

Monday 18 December 2017

Krone expect growth

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Krone importers Farmhand recently took two groups of 50 contractors to see the new extended Krone assembly line in Spelle, Germany. The 265m long Big X self-propelled forage harvester plant, which opened in October last and cost €10m to complete, has a production capacity of 600 machines per year. That's double Krone's previous output of 300 units per year, but the firm expects rapid sales growth with the introduction of the new 450hp plus machines (a segment that accounts for well over 60pc of the world market.) There is growing demand for harvesters from new markets such as China, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay

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