RACINE, Wis. — Case
IH hosted several high-profile representatives of Austrian agriculture,
including the country’s Minister of Agriculture, Andrä Rupprechter, at
its Racine, Wisconsin, plant near the company’s global headquarters on
Wednesday, September 23. The visiting group also included Austrian
Deputy Governors Stephan Pernkopf and Josef Geisler and the President of
the Austrian Winegrowers’ Association, Johannes Schmuckenschlager.
the visit, the Austrian delegation met with Andreas Klauser, Case IH
brand president, and Jim Walker, vice president, Case IH North America,
as well as members of the global management team to discuss global
agricultural trends and issues. The group also toured the plant, which
produces Case IH Magnum™ series tractors as well as components for Axial-Flow® series combines and Steiger® series tractors.
an Austrian national myself, I am very proud to welcome the minister
and delegation to the home of our quintessentially American brand,” said
Klauser. “Case IH has produced robust agricultural equipment in Racine
for more than 170 years. Our Racine plant, which produces our
award-winning tractors, is at the heart of our operations.”
Magnum tractors produced here at the Racine plant have been well
received in Europe,” Klauser continued. “It’s a very special honor for
us to show the minister how they are built and the hundreds of quality
checks involved to ensure that our customers around the world are
well-equipped to deal with the challenges of modern farming.”
2015 Case IH Magnum series tractor has won awards in the United States,
France, Italy and Poland — including the titles Tractor of the Year and
Machine of the Year for its efficient SCR-only engine, innovative
Rowtrac configuration and best-in-class operator comfort.
For more information about Magnum series tractors, visit your local Case IH dealer or www.caseih.com.
IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to
collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful,
productive, reliable equipment — designed to meet today’s agricultural
challenges. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a
network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries.
Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial
service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers
and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional
dealers and distributors. Productivity-enhancing products include
tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage
tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators;
site-specific farming tools; and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of
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