AGCO Corporation has its roots in the global farm equipment
industry with its heritage reaching as far back as the mid 1800s through many of
its brands. However, its direct lineage is from the North American
Allis-Chalmers Company. This innovative leader in the field of agriculture sold
its farm equipment division to the German company Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz (KHD)
in 1985 during a period of industry consolidation. In 1989, KHD sold the company then known as Deutz-Allis to a
management buyout group. The new company was named AGCO Corporation and began on
June 20, 1990 with its headquarters just outside Atlanta, Georgia. AGCO began manufacturing and distributing
farm equipment under the AGCO Allis and GLEANER brand names. Today AGCO is one of the
world’s largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of agricultural
equipment. AGCO provides several brands of products which are sold in more
than 140 countries around the world. The Company provides 17 different brand
names including, the newly launched AGCO signature tractor line, CHALLENGER MT
Tracked Tractors, Massey Ferguson, FENDT, GLEANER combines, Hesston and New Idea lines of
hay tools and spreaders, the Ag-Chem line of specialized off-road heavy
equipment for agricultural and industrial applications, and the White brand of
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