2002 to 2007
KUHN, a global business:
In 2002, a very important step was taken! This is doubtless what everyone in the Kuhn group thought when the board of directors announced the takeover of the American company KNIGHT.
Installed in Brodhead, a small town in Wisconsin, since 1945 and still run by the family which gave it the name of KNIGHT, it was the American leader in mixer-distributors and manure spreaders. Acquiring this company was a major step for the Kuhn group which, for the first time in its long history, began producing machines outside France…
|2003||A Representative office is opened in Beijing, China.|
Creation of a subsidiary in Spain (KUHN Iberica) and in Australia.
The KUHN Group internet sites are revamped (first on-line in 1999).
KUHN celebrates its 175th anniversary.
Building of the new staff restaurant in Saverne begins.
New machine display hall, “prototypes” building and training centre at KUHN-AUDUREAU,
Gold Medal for the ACCURA® precision coulter at the AGRITECHNICA show (Germany).
The KUHN-HUARD “Spare parts” centre is integrated into Monswiller, KUHN wins the French Ploughing Championship with a competitor from Normandy.
The HR + VENTA seeding combination is elected “Machine of the year” in Germany by a panel of professional journalists.
|2004||KUHN is awarded the “Golden Ear” at the AGRIBEX exhibition (Belgium) and Gold medal at the FIERAGRICOLA in Verona (Italy) for the ACCURA® precision coulter system.|
Completion of the extension on the KUHN-KNIGHT factory in Brodhead (Wisconsin USA). KUHN-KNIGHT launches a new vertical auger mixer feeder wagon range as well as a hydraulic push manure spreader on the North American market.
KUHN wins the French Ploughing Championship with a competitor from Alsace.
Distinction at the EIMA exhibition in Bologna (Italy) for the CONSTANT FLOAT suspension system on FC 303 / FC 353 trailed mower conditioners.
KUHN receives a regional trophy for the performance of KUHN and KUHN-KNIGHT Inc in North America.
|2005||KUHN acquires the Brazilian company METASA S/A specialised in the design and manufacturing of direct precision drilling machines for crops such as soya, cotton and maize.|
The ACCURA® precision coulter system wins a silver medal at the SIMA.
Creation of a subsidiary in Ukraine.
A new "powder" paint facility is put into service on the site of La Copechagnière
Extension of the parts logistics plateform KUHN PARTS in Monswiller (additional 1560 m2 of storage area).
|2006||New showroom and training centre at KUHN KNIGHT in Brodhead |
Launching of the first embankment shredder in the "Landscape Pro" range intended for landscape and roadside maintenance p professionals
CAP 10 becomes ONE, the company project for all the KUHN Group production sites
Transfert of the Montereau site activities to the factories in Saverne and Châteaubriant
KUHN receives a regional trophy for its French International Internship programme (VIE).
|2007||Presentation of 33 innovations on the KUHN Group stand at the SIMA exhibition. |
Launching of the SPV self-propelled silage cutter and mixer wagon with vertical auger.