In a ground-breaking moment, CLAAS India, a 100 percent subsidiary of German agri-machinery conglomerate CLAAS KGaA, celebrated achievement of the milestone of 10,000 CROP TIGER combine harvesters manufacturing in India. To commemorate the landmark occasion, the limited edition of 10,000 CROP TIGER series was showcased on a virtual platform and also webcast live on Facebook and YouTube.
At the opening of the event, Cathrina Claas-Muehlhaeuser, the chairwoman of CLAAS Shareholders Committee said that CROP TIGER had been one of the many success stories for CLAAS globally. “We treat our employees, suppliers, dealers, importers and customers as an integral part of the family. I would like to congratulate them for achieving this milestone and entrusting their faith in the CLAAS brand,” she added..
With the launch of the CROP TIGER combine harvester in 1992, CLAAS successfully established itself as the leader in harvesting technology in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The machine’s unique Tangential Axial Flow threshing mechanism delighted farmers with very clean grain output and low grain losses.
In the last three decades, CROP TGER has become a benchmark in terms of performance, reliability and easy operation. Low maintenance and unmatchable after sales support system through a large network of dealers and importers in these south Asian countries.
The continual product upgrades by investment in R&D and manufacturing technology have kept the CROP TIGER a favourite household name in Indian farming community.
Highlighting the CROP TIGER and its significance for the consumers, Mrityunjaya Singh, Managing Director, CLAAS Agricultural Machinery said, “CROP TIGER is not just a machine. It is a trustworthy partner for our customers, technicians and operators. It has enabled them to earn enough to lead a life with respect and dignity. We feel proud to have contributed in making lives better.”
Speaking the milestone, Dr. Jens Oeding, Regional President Asia, CLAAS Group, also said, “The unveiling of 10,000 CROP TIGER series is one of the proudest moments of our journey in India. This occasion not only celebrates the milestone itself but also the hard-work put in by our farming community to secure the food value chain.”
Speaking on the occasion, Pradeep Kumar Malik, former President & Managing Director, CLAAS India said,” My tenure of over 16 years in CLAAS India has been the most challenging as well as the most exciting time of my professional life. I thank CLAAS India’s hard working employees, dealers, importers and customers for their priceless contribution in fashioning this success story.”