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2007 to the present


2007 to the present

T he KUHN Group,

In 2007-2008, significant investments have been made on all the sites of the Group. KUHN has equipped itself with new means providing increased capacity, flexibility and competitiveness.


Furthermore, end 2008, KUHN announced two major acquisitions: Blanchard in France, one of the best specialist in spraying equipment, and the site of Geldrop in the Netherlands, renowned specialist in balers and wrappers.


2007BUCHER INDUSTRIES, our shareholder, celebrates 200 years of existence.

Major extension works ("Test" department in Saverne, production buildings for precision seed drills in Châteaubriant and in the Brodhead facility).

Launching of KUHNiTech, on-line technical support tool and KUHN Protect+, machine warranty extension.

Building of the new "large machine" assembly facility (KUHN MGM) in Monswiller.

2008KUHN NORTH AMERICA is born (merging of the activities of all North American locations under a unique entity) and extension of the Brodhead factory.
Management of spare parts on the KUHN PARTS platform with computer terminals " zero paper".

1st machine assembled on the KUHN MGM site comes out of production on 22 may (INTEGRA seed drill).

Launching of the EUROMIX PLUS, mixer straw blower feeder.

Construction of a new logistics building in La Copechagnière.

Creation of a subsidiary in Russia.

The first French manufacturers of crop protection sprayers BLANCHARD (Chéméré – 44) becomes part of the KUHN Group, adding a complete product range for agriculture, specialized cultivations and green spaces.
The KUHN Group completes its offer in hay and silage making equipment by adding balers, wrappers, drum mowers and maize choppers through the acquisition of the Kverneland Group Geldrop factory.

The KUHN Group wins the 2008 Swedish Steel Price for its innovative design that uses high-elasticity steel on the Pro-Longer hedge and grass cutter.

2009The KUHN Group receives a regional trophy for its investment policy abroad and in particular for its establishment in Russia, with the creation of a distribution subsidiary.

KUHN creates, with 5 other agricultural machinery manufacturers, the association CCI (Competence Centre Isobus) and launches a new Isobus terminal (Gold medal at the Agritechnica 2009).

Transfer of the Spanish subsidiary to Huesca, in the new and more functional facilities.

Construction of a new receiving and shipping area on the site of Châteaubriant(44).


KUHN-METASA, the Brazilian unit of the Group becomes KUHN DO BRASIL.

KUHN purchases a farm of 100 ha located close to Saverne in order to carry out intensive equipment testing during their development.

Launching of the SEEDLINER Tour in Europe, to assert KUHN Group’s position in the seeding field.

Construction of a new powder paint facility on the site of Châteaubriant (44).

Start-up of the new sand plants in the Saverne (France) and Passo FundoBrazil) foundries.

Integration of spare parts from the Geldrop (Baling-wrapping) and Chéméré(Spraying) factories to KUHN PARTS in Monswiller (67).

Investment in new storage structures (vertical lift).

2010KUHN-METASA, the Brazilian unit of the Group becomes KUHN DO BRASIL.

KUHN purchases a farm of 100 ha located close to Saverne in order to carry out intensive equipment testing during their development.

Launching of the SEEDLINER Tour in Europe, to assert KUHN Group’s position in the seeding field.

Construction of a new powder paint facility on the site of Châteaubriant (44).

Start-up of the new sand plants in the Saverne (France) and Passo Fundo(Brazil) foundries.

Integration of spare parts from the Geldrop (Baling-wrapping) and Chéméré(Spraying) factories to KUHN PARTS in Monswiller (67).

Investment in new storage structures (vertical lift).

2011


The KUHN Group acquires a minority interest in the RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik company, German manufacturer of pneumatic seed drills, fertilizer and salt/sand spreaders and reinforces their partnership started in 1967.

The KUHN Group acquires the KRAUSE Corporation, located in Kansas - USA, specialized in the manufacture of large width tillage tools.

Construction of a new building of approximately 5 000 m2 to house the KUHN Group subsidiary in Australia.

2012KUHN PARTS, the KUHN Group’s spare parts logistics platform celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Filing of the building permits for the extension of KUHN PARTS(Monswiller), the construction of the training centre KUHN CENTER FOR PROGRESS (Monswiller) and the construction of the new center for the after-sales department KUHN PRODUCT SUPPORT (Monswiller).

6,200 m² building extension in Hutchinson (Kansas - USA) for storing and cutting steel parts

Construction begin of a new 5,500 m² building dedicated to machinewelding on a new industrial site of 16 ha in la Copechagnière (Vendée, France).

Construction of 2 new buildings (3,700 m²) to host cutting and welding work in Châteaubriant (Loire-Atlantique, France).

Opening of 2 new exclusive distribution centres in Prague (Czech Republic) and Nevsehir (Turkey) based on the principle of those already opened in Switzerland (2010) and Austria (2011).

10th anniversary of the KUHN Group company project (CAP 10 renamed ONE).

10th anniversary of the acquisition of KNIGHT in the United States.

Special award presented to KUHN S.A. for its customer relationship (survey of the Journal des entreprises and the Human Consulting Group).

The Geldrop facility (Netherlands) celebrates its 75th anniversary.

For the first time in its history, the KUHN Group net sales exceed one billion Euros (1.014 billion Euros).

2013Construction of a new 5,600 m² storage and machining building in Passo Fundo.

Extension of the Geldrop factory - Phase 1 - with the construction of a new assembly hall of 16,500 m²

3,700 m² extension of the main production building in Brodhead (Wisconsin - USA).

Construction of the KUHN CENTER FOR PROGRESS (5,700 m²), the KUHN PRODUCT SUPPORT (2,300 m²) buildings and an extension to KUHN PARTS (6,400 m²) in Monswiller (Alsace, France).

Silver medal at the Agritechnica (Germany) and Gold medal at the Agribex (Belgium) for the very high density baler
LSB 1290 iD, also elected « machine of the year » in Germany.

Creation of a subsidiary in Tianjin, China.

10th anniversary of our Spanish subsidiary KUHN IBERICA.

15th anniversary of our subsidiary in Poland.


2014























2015
The very high density baler LSB 1290 iD is awarded the « Novedad Tecnica » prize at the Fima in Saragossa (Spain).

The KUHN Group acquires the company Montana Industria de Maquinas (Brazil) that is amongst the main manufacturers of self-propelled sprayers.

Acquisition of 10ha of neighbouring terrain and a building of 15,000m2 to allow future business development of the site in Brodhead (Wisconsin - USA).

The La Copechagnière (Vendée - France) factory celebrates its 20 years within the KUHN Group and inaugurates its new industrial site of 5,500 m2 dedicated to mechanized welding.

In Brazil, KUHN is awarded the Rio Grande do Sul state Export Prize as well as the Gold Award of « Premio Gerdau Melhores da Terra » for application rate precision of its mechanical precision seed drills.

3,000 m2 extension of the assembly building intended for soil preparation tool ranges, on the Châteaubriant (Loire Atlantique - France) site.

Launch of ONE AMBITION 2020, new step in the KUHN Group company project.





The new min-till seed drill ESPRO is elected « Machine of the year » (category « seed drills ») by a jury composed of journalists from the specialized press of 11 European countries.

Setting up of a new moulding line and new green sand silo for the foundry in Saverne (Bas-Rhin - France).


Construction of a new testing area (1 ha) with a circular track, an inside ring and banked bend for final sprayer control in Chéméré (Loire Atlantique - France).

The Chéméré (Loire Atlantique - France) factory implements a specific factory control system as part of the mandatory sprayer control.

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KUHN NORTH AMERICA, INC. - 1501 West Seventh Ave. - P.O. BOX 167 - Brodhead, WI 53520 - Phone: 608-897-2131- Fax: 608-897-2561
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