1992 to 2002
Marked by the retirement of Walter Reber and the arrival of a new team to assume control of the business, the 1990s witnessed the affirmation of KUHN's ambitions.
To be a world leader in its markets: this was the objective now set by the Saverne company. An objective which meant moving into new areas, with a very active acquisition policy and, above all, the deployment of a real brand strategy on a global scale.
Refined throughout the 1990s, this strategy developed in the early years of the 21st century: stronger links with the sales network, taking over the American company KNIGHT then launching an ambitious project called "Cap 10" all give evidence of the new directions being taken by a company with customer satisfaction at the core of its activity.
|1993||AUDUREAU S.A., specialised in the manufacture of mixer feeder wagons, straw distributors and silage cutters, becomes part of the KUHN group. |
|1994||Increase in stock capacity, through the purchase of 4 ha (10 acres) of land and a 3000 m2 |
(32 000 sq ft) building near Saverne.
|1996||KUHN-NODET S.A. becomes part of the KUHN group. Seed drills and sprayers expand KUHN’s product range. |
Inauguration of he new electrical paint coating unit (building surface area 6200 m2/67000 sq ft).
KUHN FARM MACHINERY, the U.K. subsidiary of KUHN S.A., celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The foundry is certified ISO 9002.
The first “Product” and “Spare Parts” CD Roms are made available to our authorised dealer sales force.
|1997||KUHN Italia, the Italian subsidiary, celebrates its 10th anniversary.|
|1998||Creation of a new warehouse in Columbia Tennesee (USA).|
Opening of the new German subsidiary, in Schopsdorf, near Berlin.
|1999||Extension of our U.K. branch facilities in Telford. |
KUHN group websites go on-line.
Inauguration of the new KUHN-HUARD factory in Châteaubriant. Creation of a Polish subsidiary.
|2000||KUHN parts with its subsidiary PUISSANCE VERTE, specialist in park and garden equipment. |
KUHN purchases 12 ha (29.7 acres) of land near Saverne, destined to become our new logistics platform.
|2001||Creation of a new spare parts distribution centre; KUHN PARTS at Monswiller.|
The KUHN group presents its first ever self-propelled machine at the SIMA exhibition; the mixer feeder wagon (SP 14).
Extension of assembly hall and installation of a hedge and grass cutter testing site at KUHN-AUDUREAU.
First ever french victory in the World Ploughing Championships, won by a farmer from the Alsace region, with a KUHN ULTIMASTER 120 plough.
The KUHN club is lauched on the internet.
|2002||The KUHN-NODET and KUHN-AUDUREAU spare-parts centres are integrated into KUHN PARTS at Monswiller.|
The company project CAP 10 is launched. KUHN acquires the American company, KNIGHT Manufacturing Corporation, world leader in the TMR mixer feeder wagons and manure spreaders.